Friends of the Elderly

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Friends of the Elderly launch a new Downing Street backed Campaign.

Friends of the elderly have launched a major new Downing Street-backed campaign.

‘Be a Friend’ is based on a new research report, Future of Loneliness, which examines whether loneliness is growing or diminishing, what can be done to mitigate loneliness in the future and what other trends and issues (including technology, work and wealth) impact upon loneliness. The report highlights, amongst other things, that loneliness amongst older people is due to increase 40% by 2030. It is a shame that charities have to raise awareness in this way and that we don’t care enough about the elderly in the UK to do what we can to ensure the elderly feel valued and cared for.

Below is a short video from Friends of the Elderly outlining the details of the campaign.

If you are reading this the chances are you are caring for someone elderly. Do they have a friend who would benefit from you befriending them too ?


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.


  1. Hi Caron

    This is a really great post – thank you for making us aware!

    Friends of the Elderly sounds like a very good scheme – and The Future of Loneliness video from Linda Bellingham is certainly thought provoking.

    Thank you for yet another wake up call from Caron Cares.

    with all good wishes

    Robert Mason

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