A recent news article reports that GPs are to be given 1,000 staff to help tackle loneliness and mental illness, as part of the social prescribing project. Does your church run an activity which invites older people in the community to join in? If so perhaps you could think about making it known to your local GP Practice?
Faith in Later Life Director Carl Knightly spoke to Premier Radio, responding to a call from the Minister for loneliness encouraging families to go on holidays with their extended family, and in particular with grandparents.
Faith in Later Life Director Carl Knightly talks about reaching out to older people, in this seminar at the 2018 Jubilee Plus “Churches that Change Communities” conference.
An information and challenging article on what the Salvation Army is doing in the communities around their centres, and how the Church can reach out to older people.
Tips for avoiding isolation: Blog by Louise Morse
This is an excellent article by Revd Roger Hitchings about the challenges of an older society, and the role “Faith in Later Life” can have in supporting churches and Christians.