Leeds MP warns loneliness is ‘structured into society’
LONELINESS has become “structured into society” and fresh thinking on health and social care with “a new kind” of welfare system is needed if we are to make a concerted attack on the crisis, a Yorkshire MP will say today.
Pupil power to support Leeds charity’s party for lonely people at Christmas
School pupils have been helping a Leeds charity organise a huge party that will bring together more than 200 lonely people on Christmas Eve as part of a project to tackle loneliness during the holiday season.
TYP Christmas Campaign: ‘Autism Angels made a difference’
The Yorkshire Post’s Christmas appeal is this year calling on readers to support the Autism Angels which uses horses to help children on the autistic spectrum. Ruby Kitchen speaks to the Webster family, whose lives have been transformed.
“HER sudden death left me in a state of physical shock so deep it defies description. Suddenly, the plans we had made for our final years together were no more; my future was a wasteland, full of empty days with an empty heart and a soul bereft of love. I didn’t want to be here any longer; I came very close to ending it. Such is the consequence of extreme loneliness.”
Daughter’s ‘talking-to’ encouraged mother to start befriending others
IT took a talking-to from her daughter to get Ann McGuigan on the road to volunteering, but six months since she started telephone befriending she no longer feels lonely herself and is making a real difference in the lives of those she speaks to.