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Loneliness - Care Innovation - Issue #18

Loneliness - Care Innovation - Issue #18
By the team at Yokeru • Issue #18 • View online

Morning innovators,
Seeing loneliness first-hand compelled us to start Yokeru.
Hampshire’s research has shown that, in their county alone, 48,674 are mildly lonely (20%), and a further 19,470 - 24,337 are estimated to be intensely lonely (8-10%).
There are nearly 12 million people aged 65 and above in the UK, so the same proportions, extrapolated, represent vast numbers of lonely people.
Hampshire is taking steps to support people suffering from loneliness:
Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, Councillor Liz Fairhurst has awarded a total of £565,390 in grant funding to projects across the county that are working hard to tackle loneliness and encourage healthy living among older people.
The lion’s share of the funding is going towards MHA Communities:
MHA Digital Communities is a virtual community created for those aged 55 and over. Our online community is designed to support people feeling isolated or lonely within their own home through a variety of activities promoting social inclusion.
From a range of live and on-demand video-based activities such as baking, exercise, quizzes, religious services, and more; MHA Digital Communities activities are suitable for you to join-in from the comfort of your own home…
We’ll see much more public sector support for these forward-thinking digital initiatives in the coming months. We’ll also see private players entering the arena.
Until tomorrow,
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