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Companionship during winter: The Loneliest Time of Year

The word “care” can have many connotations. Care can mean health, welfare, keeping one’s safety, a desire, supervision and much more. When we speak of home care, very often, we assume that there must be a health concern or a need for supervision in someone’s everyday life. 


At Avondalecare we understand that care has multiple meanings and is entirely dependent on the individual’s needs.

“More than 200,000 elderly people in the UK will be alone at Christmas this year.” AgeUK

Labelled as the “loneliest time of year”, it is apparent that not everyone will be looking forward to the festive season. It is also fair to say that loneliness doesn’t just affect the elderly. According to recent research, loneliness is becoming more common in young adults, with mental health issues playing a key part.

Loneliness can happen for a multitude of reasons. It may be that you have a long term condition that you feel you are battling, which is preventing you from socialising and participating in activities. It could be that your partner or your closest family member has recently passed and you feel that you have no one to speak to and are lacking interaction. 

At Avondalecare, we do more than offer care, we also support those who may be in need of companionship. Companionship is something we are able to offer all of our clients, it is important to remember that mental well being is just as important as physical well being.

Having constant interaction and someone to talk to is very important. We offer a personal, trusted and caring service, providing heartfelt care that is tailored to your needs. Regardless of what you need help with, we will always offer a friendly face with a warmth that is needed in everyone’s lives.

Would you like to talk to someone about how we could help? Why not talk to our friendly CQC registered Domiciliary Care Manager on 01843 606511 to see how we can help. 

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