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Inspiring children through music

Posted on December 4, 2017 by Wendy Jenkins & Victoria Parkinson
There are just some days when you have a 'wow' day and Thursday 9th November was just one of these when Victoria Parkinson and Wendy Jenkins had the privilege of visiting The Children's Trust and celebrate European Music Day by helping out at a music session with a number of children. Read more
Earlier this year, we donated £4,500 to Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service to run its Phoenix programme in Andover.   The course, which has already been carried out at numerous other stations across the county, gives young people the opportunity to develop lifelong skills as they learn the core values of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and train to complete a full fire drill. Read more

Loneliness and the elderly

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Roger Cotton

As we live longer, the prevalence of loneliness and isolation among the elderly increases. Is it inevitable?

Sometimes it isn't that a person is alone, it's the quality of social contact they lack.

We're a civilised society and yet many elderly neighbours live with virtually no communication with others for weeks on end. We assume they must have contact with somebody, just not us.

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Caring for carers

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Raman Sankaran
As we all know the UK has an ageing population and with people working longer and having children later in life, it is likely there will be a rise in the number of 'sandwich' carers - those caring for children as well as elderly relatives. We also know that around 1 in 9 of the UK workforce are formal carers. However, this figure could be up to four times higher when including those who aren't receiving formal support for caring, but they will be experiencing many of the same difficulties and challenges. Read more

#RunForManchester - a race to remember

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Jamie Jones

Simplyhealth is title partner of the Great Run Series, the UK's biggest mass participation running events. At every event we have a Team from Simplyhealth attending whether it's to run or volunteer.

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