Contact the Elderly

Opportunity Croydon: The first step to a better Croydon is more volunteers

Posted on October 20th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose calls forth an army of volunteers from Croydon’s society

We need more volunteers in Croydon

Last week, the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission set up by the council released its interim report, Building A Better Croydon For Everyone.

At sixty pages long and drawing from the responses of over 3,000 Croydonians, the report makes for some interesting reading. However, by far … Read More »

Love Thy Neighbour: combatting the epidemic of loneliness in Croydon

Posted on June 5th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 13 comments

Jonny Rose suggests some practical – and tech – solutions to the loneliness problem in Croydon

“No man is an island” – John Donne

The epidemic of loneliness

Last month’s In Touch on Radio 4 focused on the plight of the deafblind in Britain and the difficulty that they have in forming and maintaining friendships.

One statistic in particular caught my … Read More »

Tales from a Croydon Christmas community volunteer

Posted on January 16th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Lauren Furey volunteered to serve Christmas dinner at a community centre and left with new zest for life

Every year Shakin’ Stevens reminds us that Christmas is a time of ‘love and understanding’, and he’s right; Christmas is about coming together and bonding with our loved ones, even for just one day. Yet, as we get caught up in the merriment of the season, it’s easy to … Read More »

Contact counts: the Croydon charity tackling later-life loneliness

Posted on April 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Croydon is known for troublesome youth, not for lonely seniors

Croydon is widely considered to be a place where youth causes trouble. What seems to be overlooked is the growing number of the elderly within our borough.

We know that in Croydon the elderly make up quite a significant proportion of the community. People aged 65 years and over represent 13.8% of the Croydon … Read More »