We want to build a better Nottingham, through actions and deeds rather than bricks and mortar.

 

By better, we mean:

 

• More people helping others

• Fewer people feeling lonely, cut-off and isolated

• More people taking pride in their city

 

Did you know?

 

• Over half (51%) of all people aged 75 and over live alone

• A third (36%) of people aged 65 and over in the UK feel out of touch with the pace of modern life and one in 10 (9%) say they feel cut off from society and trapped in their own homes

 

This means:

 

• 9% of people who are lonely no longer eat properly

• Loneliness is as bad for an older person’s health as lifelong smoking and alcoholism

• It is worse for an older person’s health than obesity and inactivity.

• It can increase the likelihood of degenerative illness such as Dementia.

• Loneliness is believed to increase the onset of Alzheimer’s by 50%, which costs the NHS £20 billion per year.

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Registered Office: 7 Mansfield Road,
Nottingham, NG1 3FB

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