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Passionate Longridge artist combats lockdown loneliness through virtual creative sessions

Rachel Phoenix Paint the Dog Yellow, a new art-therapy group set up by portrait artist Rachel Phoenix, encourages it’s members to de-stress and design as they relieve negative feelings weekly through the […]

7 months ago
Send a card to a Preston care home to help tackle loneliness during the pandemic

Old person's hands A campaign is underway to tackle loneliness among care home residents during the coronavirus outbreak. The campaign, the latest version of the popular Cards for Kindness initiative, is asking people to send a card, […]

1 year ago
The coffee shop working to banish loneliness in Penwortham

BonBons customer Kathleen Brocklehurst A number of coffee shops in Preston and South Ribble have been fighting loneliness in their communities by joining the award-winning Chatty Cafe Scheme. BonBons Coffee Bar in Penwortham, owned […]

2 years ago
Sporting Memories helping Preston people living with dementia and loneliness

Sporting Memories participants at PNE's home Deepdale Stadium A programme that uses the power of sport to support older people living with dementia, depression or loneliness is starting at Deepdale. Sporting Memories sessions will take place weekly at […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Festive spirits raised at Leyland Christmas party for isolated older people

A partygoer being welcomed by the team More than 50 people who use Lancashire County Council’s adult care services celebrated Christmas early with a special party.  The party was for older people who are at risk of […]

2 years ago
Send a card to help reduce loneliness in Preston care homes this Christmas

Pile of Christmas cards An initiative that encourages people to send Christmas cards to their local care homes is returning for a third year. Cards for Kindness, which was originally set up by Lancashire County Council in […]

2 years ago
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