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Live-in care provider supports national movement to tackle loneliness

Promedica Big Lunch

Europe’s largest live-in care provider, Promedica24, helped bring communities together and tackle loneliness this month by treating UK residents to a Big Lunch.

The Big Lunch, organised by The Eden Project, is the biggest annual get-together for neighbours and aims to bring them together whilst enjoying food.

This year on 1-2 June, Promedica24 supported the campaign by providing clients across the country with gift vouchers to hold their own Big Lunch.

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Promedica24 also held an event for its staff at its head office in Watford, and invited clients to enjoy a sociable feast.

Earlier this year, The Big Lunch commissioned research that showed more than half of people in the UK feel distant from their neighbours, and 75% felt there were barriers to getting closer to them.

Kerry Stevens, care manager at Promedica24, said: “Last year, 4.5 million friendships were formed because of the Big Lunch and with loneliness and isolation on the increase in the UK, we want to be able to be a part of reducing this whenever we can.

“We strive to ensure those we support are able to maintain their independence and links to the community.”

Tags : lonelinessPromedica24The Big LunchThe Eden Project
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