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Technology and friendships – the last frontier?

Can technology ever replace friendships, community and companionship? Friendship and companionship has been around since the beginning of time. We’ve lived in tribes since the beginning. Equally, the service sector has existed for quite some time. Caring and advisory¬†services, like doctors/healers, village elders, lawyers and wise old men are some of the oldest professions within our communities. They would have advised clients, offered their… Read More

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Technology – the great connector or disconnector?

Is technology enhancing connectedness, or causing isolation? Could it be dismantling our communities and interpersonal relationships?

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Happy holidays for all

Are we remembering our loved ones these holidays? Summer and bank holidays are exciting times of the year. The kids are off school, and you’ve got some time off work to, catch up, relax and enjoy. Holidays are great, but sometimes they can end up anything but that. The intention is to have a break, but suddenly there’s all these people to catch up… Read More

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The benefits of companionship

We all anecdotally know that it feels good to be with people. But I think many underestimate quite how important company, companionship and human connection is. In the bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence, the author, Dr Daniel Goleman, discusses the concept of “right or wrong” in society. He argues there is no objective right or wrong. ¬†It’s merely a societally agreed abstraction. He argues that… Read More

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Loneliness is a big issue

Loneliness and isolation within the UK’s elderly community has reached epidemic proportions – and is set to increase. The statistics are stark: 3.9m of UK’s elderly say that the television is their main company (Age UK, 2014) 51% of the elderly live alone (ONS, 2010) 1.2m elderly are chronically lonely (Age UK) 20% say they have no one to turn to (The Campaign To… Read More