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Age UK Reading Blog

Welcome to our Blog! Here we will be aiming to produce a short piece of writing about Age UK Reading from the perspective of a staff member, volunteer or service user. We will use this to demonstrate the impact our service has on the town of Reading, and the lives of individual residents.

  1. Making time for people

    25 September 2017

    Whilst frantically getting ready for work one morning last year (having hit the ‘snooze’ button one too many times), it was BBC breakfast, playing in the background, which first alerted me to Age UK’s ‘Befriending’ service.  Having stopped to watch the frank and honest segment, in which loneliness amongst our elderly population was discussed, I felt incredibly moved to learn that more than 800,000 people in England are classed as “chronically lonely”.  And the facts don’t end there.  Over hal...

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