How to stop loneliness and isolation in later life
The Balanced Lives programme combines gentle exercise with care, advice and understanding the needs of the individual.
Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to health: research shows that lacking social connection is as damaging to health as smoking. There is a close association between loneliness, poor physical health and cognitive decline.
Addressing loneliness and isolation in older people has wider benefits for families, carers and communities.
* We have helped over 1200 people to turn their lives around and regain the zest for life.
* Most people over 70 are below the minimum level of physical activity as recommended in guidelines issued by the NHS.