On the 23rd of November, ALONE launched their Christmas campaign highlighting the isolation and loneliness of older people during the Christmas period. At the launch of the campaign, ALONE’s Ambassador, Anne Doyle, called on members of the public to reach out to older members of their community who may be experiencing loneliness or isolation.
Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE commented, “We find that calls for support dramatically increase over the winter period and loneliness is one of the main issues that people come to us for support with. Christmas can be a particularly isolating time for older people who have no loved ones to share it with. We can all be guilty of getting caught up in the rush of Christmas and reuniting with friends and family, but for many older people they will spend Christmas ALONE, in silence.”
To view ALONE’s comprehensive Christmas Newsletter with full details of the campaign click here