Monthly Archives: May 2017

What to do if you’re worried about losing your home

Worried man looking out of window

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director Homelessness was one of the top three reasons people contacted us last year about their social health. So if you’re worried about losing your home, you’re not alone. A staggering 58,000 households

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Improving communication within the workplace

Car salesman sitting at desk in showroom

By Jools Tait, Business Development Director Employees are a company’s most important asset. People who are happy at work create a positive atmosphere, are better at problem solving and provide a better service for customers. If employees feel part of an

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How to boost your confidence and self-esteem

People cheering

By Yvonne Hignell, Care & Support Services Director A lack of self-esteem or self-confidence can have a knock-on effect across all areas of our lives, from relationships and work to mental health. But, there’s a difference between the two.  Self-confidence

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Seven ways to maintain your social life as a parent

Parent and child walking in a park

Being a parent can be as exciting as it is challenging, but for some people it is also an isolating experience. A staggering 1 in 4 parents say they are always or often lonely, according to Action for Children. Here

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Why mental health is key to wellbeing

happy looking woman outdoors

By Yvonne Hignell, Care and Support Services Director There’s a lot of evidence, including within our own findings, which suggests strong links between mental health issues (e.g. depression and anxiety) and social challenges (like isolation and loneliness). Furthermore, the impact

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Travelling alone abroad doesn’t have to be lonely

solo traveller with a suitcase

By Jenny Williams, Digital and Content Marketing Specialist (and solo traveller!) Being single or having a partner or friends who aren’t keen jet-setters needn’t stop you from seeing the world. In fact, travelling alone can be the perfect chance to

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Travelling alone in the UK doesn’t have to be lonely

London Bridge at night

By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager at Ben There are a number of reasons why you might be considering travelling on your own. You might be single, divorced, separated or maybe you’ve lost a loved one. Perhaps it’s not

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