Isolating loneliness

Why loneliness?

Hounslow Giving conducted a feasibility study in the Spring of 2019 which identified areas within the Borough of Hounslow which needed ‘more help’. Loneliness and Isolation, physical and mental disability across generations are the areas which Hounslow Giving will be focusing their efforts on. How can you help as a business or as an individual? Can you donate time by volunteering or money to help support the work within the Borough? Do you have some office space available that a group can use? Do you have any old office equipment that could be of huge value to an organisation?

There are many ways to give back to your community and really help change peoples lives for the better. You may choose to help specific groups or many groups all at once. Perhaps you are interested in helping young carers, or lonely and isolated young adults?

Maybe your interest is in helping older people who are lonely and isolated or the parents of children with physically and mentally disabilities? There are many ways to help.

Loneliness:
Physical & Mental Impact

  • Loneliness puts individuals at greater risk of cognitive decline (James et al, 2011)
  • One study concludes lonely people have a 64% increased chance of…

Loneliness:
Physical & Mental Impact

Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health: research…

Loneliness and physical health

Loneliness increases the likelihood of mortality by 26%…

Maintaining Independence

Academic research is clear that preventing and alleviating loneliness is vital to
enabling older people to remain as independent as possible. Lonely…

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