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  • Licence Shake Up Fury As Millions of Over-75s To Lose Free Tv Licence As Perk Is Axed By Bbc

    MILLIONS of pensioners who previously received a free TV licence fee will have to pay for it from next year, with charities fearing it will push the poorest into poverty. The BBC is facing backlash over plans to scrap free licences for over-75s -  hitting the pockets of 3.7million pensioners. Click below to read more: Fury as millions of over-75s to lose free TV licence as perk is axed by BBC WWW.THESUN.CO.UK MILLIONS of pensioners who previo

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    Mid Sussex's Old People's Council Host Over 60's Event To Reduce Loneliness

    Singing, demonstrations and activities were on offer as Mid Sussex Older People’s Council hosted its Burgess Hill Festival event yesterday. The festival, which took place after this newspaper went to press, was held at St Wilfrid’s Church, in Station Road, Burgess Hill, between 10am and 2pm – and was aimed at people aged 60 and over. For this year’s event, singer Tania Rudd was set to perform, while visitors were treated to a variety of demonstrations, activities from local groups.

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    You Feel Lonely. This Nj Legislator Wants To Know How To Help

    Are you lonely? New Jersey lawmakers could soon approve a plan to study loneliness and recommend ways to alleviate it. For Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-Hunterdon, the issue is personal. Zwicker said his mother, who is about to turn 86, just moved into a wonderful assisted living facility, “but the loneliness permeates everywhere — you can almost see it and you can certainly feel it.” Click below to read more: You feel lonely. This NJ legislator wants to know

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    Feed the Birds Can Combat Loneliness In Shropshire

    A project to tackle loneliness pioneered by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust is entering a new phase, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Communities Fund. Feed the Birds involves training volunteers to visit people who are experiencing social isolation, to install and refill bird food containers and chat about garden wildlife. People are referred to the scheme via GP surgeries through their care and community co-ordinators and agencies in the voluntary sector. Click below to read

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    The Decline of the Family and America's Loneliness Epidemic

    In the past few years, evidence has mounted of widespread loneliness in the U.S., which has been connected to alarming rates of suicide and drug addiction, among much else. To Kay Hymowitz, there is overwhelming reason to believe that behind the loneliness epidemic are the massive social changes that began in the middle of the last century—what sociologists term the Second Demographic Transition (SDT)—bringing about lower fertility, less marriage, more births out of wedlock, and more divorce. Sh

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    Pg Tips Is On a Mission To Help Tackle Loneliness

    The UK’s favourite tea brand* is on a mission to help tackle loneliness by giving away 55 million cuppas – enough tea for every person in the UK to share a cuppa with someone PG tips is calling on the nation to help and asking Brits to pledge who they’ll be sharing their cuppa with With over nine million people in the UK regularly feeling lonely, the UK’s favourite tea brand*, PG tips, is announcing its pledge to help combat the loneliness epidemic in the UK. The much-loved tea br

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      Lonely People, what we are about?

      Loneliness is a rampant disease, it favours no one and it leaves no one out of its grasp.  If you have never heard this before then you must be living in some remote area on our planet.  Loneliness has become recognised as the most serious issue facing mankind since the bubonic plague.  There are no vaccines for Loneliness and there is no immediate cure; it is worldwide and if affects everyone regardless of race, religion, beliefs, way of life, culture, age or sexual orientation; every single human being on this planet can feel the effects of this heinous issue and all that it can bring to bear.
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    • This Is what it feels like to live with chronic pain
      Nearly half of the UK population - around 28 million adults - lives with some form of chronic pain. With chronic pain described as 'a major cause of disability and distress', what exactly is causing so many people to live in constant pain, and how does it impact on their everyday lives?

      The textbook definition of chronic pain, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is any pain that's been present in any part of the body for a period of three months or longer.

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      This is what living with chronic pain is really like

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      It's very draining to have chronic pain. Two people share their experiences and tips for living with the condition.





       
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    • Peripheral Neuropathy - part 1
      Peripheral neuropathy develops when nerves in the body's extremities – such as the hands, feet and arms – are damaged. The symptoms depend on which nerves are affected. In the UK, it's estimated that almost 1 in 10 people aged 55 or over are affected by some degree of peripheral neuropathy.

      As a suffer from this myself I can say that it is not much fun in any way shape or form.  At best I can manage a trip to the supermarket and if I take my time (generally about 1-2 hours depending on what I need) at worst I have no desire to leave the house as walking is so painful, it often feels like walking barefoot on glass.  

      Diseases such as this can have a dramatic effect on people and can lead to isolation because of the inability to get out and about.  You can read more about this disease by clicking the link below.  The important thing to understand is that you must never give in, fight it all the way and try as much as possible to keep yourself from becoming isolated.

      Peripheral neuropathy - NHS

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      Read about peripheral neuropathy, a term for a group of conditions in which the peripheral nervous system is damaged.





       
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    • How to cope with loneliness
      Mental health issues are wide and varied, they can be mild or severe or somewhere in between.  Regardless of the issue or severity, almost all mental health issues can lead to a life of solitude and loneliness.  This need not be the case as there is a lot of help out there and part of the remit of this site is to guide you towards that help as well as providing a platform for you to sound off on.  Read the article below and discover the help that is available and then please comment below or start your own topic to vent your feelings, frustrations, opinions and solutions that you may have discovered.  We're here to help:

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      Loneliness | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

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      Explains loneliness, given practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.





       
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  • What Are Your Music Preferences?

    I'll kick this off by saying that when I was growing up (for some that will be many moons ago lol) I was fed a musical diet of rock music.  Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin and many, many more.  If truth be told I was very blinkered in my musical choices; anything outside of 'rock music' was considered to be a dead zone, a no go area.  Of course, as I grew older I was amazed to find that there was a whole collection of music genres out there that I had let slip by me.  The

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    Welcome Wagon

    Tis the job of the low official to give thanks and share in all that is joyous! --- I'd like to welcome you all who have come, new to the site! @Anton Deck, @Berries Lonely People welcomes you! Tell us a little about yourself and feel free to ask for any help as you peruse through the community in search of the lost Aztec gold and all the fame that goes with the fortune! 

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    Mum Spends Thousands On Organising a Christmas Dinner for Lonely People

    This is an incredible story of selflessness, of one woman and a handful of volunteers who went above and beyond to give a little happiness to those who were on their own or homeless.  What a wonderful world this would be if everyone shared the compassion and generosity of this lady and her helpers. "A selfless mum has put thousands of pounds of her own money into organising a Christmas dinner for lonely people. Mo Fayose held a Christmas dinner in Nottingham for more than 100 people with no

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    Loneliness and Domestic Violence

    Many people have experienced physical violence and abuse during their relationship usually, along with other forms of abuse, such as emotional psychological abuse, controlling behaviour, sexual or financial abuse. Physical violence may include hitting, slapping, kicking, pinching, pushing, burning, strangling, punching or being beaten up.  Loneliness is rarely attributed to this heinous assault on your physical and mental wellbeing. Being a victim of any assault can leave you feeling very v

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    Drink, Drugs and Loneliness

    The root of loneliness is feeling a lack of connection to those around us. It is the strong feeling that you are separate or different from others that many people in addiction recovery experience. Loneliness is a multifaceted experience, and if we look closely, buried under feelings of loneliness is often a sense of worthlessness. We struggle to connect because deep down we do not believe we deserve to. To truly overcome loneliness, we must look within ourselves as well as to outside companions

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    Loneliness From Being Bullied

    Bullying is discrimination, yet bullying does not discriminate.  Anyone can be affected by bullies; this can be at school, in the workplace or even with neighbours. It can be an intense experience that makes you feel like an outsider, or that you are not normal in some way.  It is invasive, unpleasant, demoralising and can leave you feeling isolated; but you do not have to tolerate or put up with it.  Never feel that you must cope with this alone.  Help is always at hand and one of the first pla

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  • How To Live With Severe Eye Floaters

    Eye floaters are usually thought of as a nuisance rather than a chronic condition. But for some people, they can significantly affect the quality of life. So how do you learn to live with them - and what are the treatment options? Last summer, David, 24, was cycling through his hometown when what looked like a giant, magnified tapeworm appeared in his central vision, against the blue sky. It was accompanied by strange shadows, which looked to him like fast-moving mosquitoes, dark smudges an

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    Can You Really Die From Lack of Sleep?

    If you've ever gone without sleep for an extended period, you will know it isn't exactly a good idea. Even one night of broken sleep can cause problems the next day - and there can be few things worse than not getting enough shut-eye for weeks on end. But while lack of sleep is undoubtedly bad for you, the jury's out as to how bad. We know it can cause a litany of health problems, both on a short and long-term basis. What is harder to determine is - can it kill you? Click below to read

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    What Causes Itchy Skin?

    Who hasn't experienced the blessed relief of scratching an itch? Everyone itches now and again, usually due to insect bites, eczema, allergy, or irritation from something they've touched. But occasionally itching can be a sign of more serious illness - so how can you tell the difference? Common causes of itching Itching is a symptom, not a medical condition. It's usually caused by a stimulus in your skin. For instance, with insect bites you're reacting to the saliva injected at the sit

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    Can Exercise Really Help With Depression?

    If you're dealing with depression or anxiety, you're probably aware of the recommendation to be more active. With our minds and bodies powerfully connected, physical activity can have an immediate impact on a person's overall sense of well-being. This is due in part to changes that take place in the brain during exercise. The so-called 'runner's high' is caused by a potent cocktail of hormones - possibly including a neurotransmitter called anandamide, from the Sanskrit word for 'bliss'. On

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    What Not To Say To Someone Who Is Dying

    If a friend or family member is given a terminal diagnosis, it's natural to want to support them. But many of us are scared of saying the wrong thing. We look at potential pitfalls. Don't ask 'How are you?' For most of us, asking someone how they're feeling is a natural conversation opener, and we probably don't even think about the significance of the words. But asking this question when someone is seriously ill can cause undue stress. Click below to read more:

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    Should You Worry About Painkiller Addiction?

    Nobody wants to live in pain, and fortunately these days we have effective treatments for most of the many different types of pain. But many of them carry a risk of serious addiction if you take them for too long. How do you know if you’re addicted, and what can you do? We all have a picture in our minds of heroin addicts, usually sad homeless people who live only for their next 'fix'. But most people don't realise that painkillers we can buy from our chemists can cause addiction too.

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