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Are you feeling lonely?

04-Jan-17

The majority look forward to the arrival of Christmas but the festive period can be a lonely time for many.

Figures from Age UK suggest that almost a million people in the UK go for more than a month without speaking to anyone and 1.2 million are battling chronic loneliness throughout the year.

Benefits of Companionship

Caremark (Havering) has been told by many of its clients that companionship can make them feel revitalised and energised. Loneliness can unfortunately have a negative impact on an individual’s health and well-being and sadly many older people will spend time alone at Christmas.

At Caremark Havering, their compassionate companions are available 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, providing help and support in a number of ways.

The companions are able to support clients with a wide range of activities, including shopping, visiting community centres and banks, crafts and hobbies or just sitting down for a cup of tea and a catch-up.

They can be called upon as much or as little as desired and can even assist in the teaching of modern technology, such as internet browsing, using mobile phones and TV, as well as helping to pay bills, claim benefits and understand financial documents.

Caremark provides a host of services that can be tailored to suit an individual’s needs and budgets. Whether someone is looking for companionship or live-in care, Caremark can offer the support to help people remain as independent as possible in their own home.