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Loneliness in later life is not inevitable but it does make later life miserable and is really bad for our health too.  

Yet more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. 

That’s why we have been running the No One Should Have No One campaign nationally and why we’re playing a key role in the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. We have been finding lots of ways to ‘start a conversation’ about loneliness in our communities and what we can do about it.

Recently we held a successful 'End Loneliness' event in Pant-y-dwr village hall, Nr Rhayader - contact us to find out about our upcoming events and how you can get involved to help older people in Powys.

Loneliness and isolation are a daily reality for many older people – 100,000 older people in Wales have reported ‘always or often’ feeling lonely. 

Age Cymru Powys believes loneliness and isolation should be recognised and treated as a public health priority and we want local authorities to take the following steps:

• Create safe, accessible built environments with places to meet that are easily accessible by integrated local public and community transport;

• Involve older people in identifying and developing solutions to isolation;

• Work with housing, transport, health, care, voluntary sector organisations and GPs to deliver practical and emotional help to tackle loneliness;

• Provide services that prevent or manage loneliness and isolation at life stages which are likely to increase loneliness, such as bereavement, having to stop driving or moving to a new home or residential care;

• Agree specific local actions to reduce loneliness and monitor and evaluate their impact.

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