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We’re not buying it – loneliness

‘The silent epidemic’

We’re not buying it and we’re asking the industry not to buy loneliness too.CAR0238_GA_Loneliness 250px.jpg

Loneliness is a big issue we face, having a particular impact on those who have retired and lost their partner but also on millions of others every day. With over half of over 75 year olds living alone (ONS) and 2/5 of all older people saying the TV is their main source of company (Age UK) it is no wonder loneliness has become such a rife issue we face.

There is also growing evidence of the health consequences caused by loneliness with End Loneliness claiming that it increases the likelihood of mortality by up to 26%.

Help us to raise awareness of loneliness and the help available by telling your colleagues and supporting the work of GroceryAid. Whether you’re working in manufacturing, as a brand-owner, wholesaling, grocery retailing or any other part of the supply chain, we need your support. You can do this in so many ways.

  • Make us your main company charity. 
  • Support our events. It would be great to see you there.
  • Hold your own fundraising events. We’d love to hear your ideas.
  • Make a corporate donation.
  • Spread the word. Tell your colleagues about us.
  • Connect with GroceryAid on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook and show us that your #notbuyingit

Contact us today and start the conversation on how you can support our campaign: info@groceryaid.org.uk

How does GroceryAid help people feeling lonely?

GroceryAid’s Befriending Service - aims to alleviate social isolation and support vulnerable adults across the UK. The befriending calls are reassuring, supportive and check that the individual is okay. You will be able to talk about anything you like - whether you fancy a light-hearted chat or a chance to 'get it all off your chest' – depending on what kind of a week you've had. In a nutshell, the service will be like having a supportive friend at the end of the phone when it’s convenient for you.

Silver Line helpline - for older people experiencing loneliness.

GroceryAid offer a free, confidential Helpline to all grocery colleagues to provide advice, support and a listening ear. You can also use the 24/7 Live Chat for guidance.


 

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