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News and Views from the Close to Hand team

Close to Hand is expanding  link

Close to Hand is expanding

Close to Hand is going from strength to strength. The online community, originally launched to connect older people with local home helpers, is naturally evolving to provide help to people at every stage of their life as and when they need it.

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Our #onemorecard Christmas Campaign Reaches Thousands of Lonely Older People link

Our #onemorecard Christmas Campaign Reaches Thousands of Lonely Older People

The thousands of cards you’ve sent so far represent many small acts of kindness, each chipping away at loneliness this festive season.

Combatting loneliness isn’t just for Christmas, but it’s a great place to start, don’t you think?

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7 reasons NOT to scrap the Christmas card tradition this year link

7 reasons NOT to scrap the Christmas card tradition this year

Don’t ditch the Christmas cards. For many people nothing quite matches the feeling of receiving a personalised Christmas card that can be displayed proudly in their home. Do you need any more reasons to send #onemorecard?

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Take a bite out of loneliness and share a meal with an older person in your community link

Take a bite out of loneliness and share a meal with an older person in your community

Whilst most of us are worrying about what the festive season will do to our waistlines many of our older community members sit at home alone eating very little.

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Here’s a Black Friday Alternative for you  link

Here’s a Black Friday Alternative for you

Help Close to Hand try and banish isolation over the festive period and beyond. Join us in sending just #onemorecard this year, ring the doorbell, strike up a conversation and make a connection.

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We all know somebody who is lonely link

We all know somebody who is lonely

"We are living in an age of acute loneliness and the best thing we can do is to be kind to people in our orbit. Sending one more Christmas card this year to someone who may be delighted by it could start a friendship, make a day or ease some pain."

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