Simplyhealth Blog

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. Continue Reading

#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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Taking on the challenge

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Siobhan Booth
On 23 April I'm taking on the London Marathon along with my husband and three others in aid of a close friend of mine's nine year old son called Zak, who has cerebral palsy. We're raising money for Whizz Kidz, a charity which provides specialist wheelchairs to children and young people with disabilities so that they can develop independence.   Continue Reading

Just what is a Director of Proposition?

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Jayne Fearn
Tom Beddoes tells all about his fascinating new role and his rapid rise within Simplyhealth. Continue Reading