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Age UK Gloucestershire CEO, Rob Fountain

Age UK Gloucestershire CEO, Rob Fountain provides news, views and opinions on ageing, the issues surrounding later life and how we are working to make Gloucestershire the best county in which to grow older. 

Rob’s Blog goes beyond the headlines and explains the challenges we face and the impact our services and initiatives are making on the lives of older people in Gloucestershire

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The results of our survey are in

Back in the summer we asked older people in Gloucestershire to “Raise Their Voices” by completing our survey and telling us what they were experiencing during lockdown. Here, Rob presents the findings and talks about how this information will help shape our ambition to make Gloucestershire the best county in which to grow older.

The presentation took place on Zoom and includes live discussion with local older people as well as representatives from other organisations in the County.

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In pursuit of clear communication in a pandemic and beyond

Communication is critical to well-being and the pandemic has highlighted some of the issues around clear communication. It includes every aspect of how we communicate, from online to face-to-face and in this blog, Rob explains the impact it can have on older people.

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Care Home visiting during lockdown

Rob Fountain explains why Age UK Gloucestershire are supporting the National Care Forum campaign to see care home visiting continuing through lockdown. 

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Loneliness in Later Life

An article by Mervyn Eastman together with a response from Rob Fountain

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