Feelings of social isolation and loneliness at Christmas have been experienced by many people since the covid lockdowns began, and for some the festive period is a time that these feelings may become further compounded.
A recent Age UK report, estimated almost 2 million people within the older generation are expected to feel lonely this Christmas, with almost a third being widows and widowers. Conscious of the growing figures due to Covid restrictions they have started a national campaign called ‘No one should have no one campaign‘, raising awareness of the toll loneliness in older people could have over this Christmas holiday.
Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby and North Yorkshire understands the value of social contact and actively seeks to ensure their clients remain connected with people and the outside world wherever possible.
This Christmas period, the following may help either yourself or someone you know, get through what can be a challenging time. Looking out for yourself and others being perhaps one of the best Christmas presents that can be gifted:
In the end it is often just simple acts of kindness and acknowledgement of others that really does make a big difference. In a year where the festive period is not as we would normally experience it, it is perhaps more important than ever that we reach out to others around us.
Get in touch with your local Radfield Home Care office today and find out more about the support we offer and the difference we can make.