The mental health foundation says
“Together we can tackle loneliness. One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.”
Angela Kandeh, Service Manager at our female homeless project, Cotswold House, spoke to us about the work they do with residents and the local community.
“Its easy to assume loneliness is something only more elderly people are affected by, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Loneliness doesn’t discriminate - age, sex, wealth, location, absolutely anyone can, and most probably has suffered from loneliness.
"At Cotswold House we work with residents who are estranged from their families for a number of reasons, in some cases they are estranged from friends and communities too. We welcome new residents immediately, showing we are here for them, creating an immediate sense of family, along with crucial support, when they need it most."
Read more from Cotswold House later this week, when we'll be meeting and chatting to residents to hear from them about the effects of loneliness and how Cotswold House is helping them.