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Outsiders for Isolated People by Dr Tuppy Owens

The Outsiders Club, formed back in 1979, is a place where physically and socially disabled people make new friends, enjoy peer support and hopefully meet a partner. Members live all over the UK and some abroad. Everyone who joins is vetted to ensure that the Club has no predators.

We let in people who struggle to enjoy a successful social life, which is essential for their health and well-being. Or maybe their social life (and working life) is successful but always come home from events alone and yearn to have a partner, a soul mate. Read more…

Thinking Through Social Isolation and Loneliness by Alex Dunedin

This is the start of a project which is focused on social isolation and loneliness.  The aim is to bring together as many people as possible to make practical sense of what we are doing together.  This is no simple task, but one that is approachable if everyone gets their say.  So, for me, it starts with trying to understand the practical realities of social isolation.

I dont think the practical realities are not found in policy statements or theoretical texts but in people’s lives – in our lives…

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