ISOLATION - Are you or someone you know feeling desperate and unable to ask for help?
The desperate feeling of having no one to turn to comes to people in many shapes and forms. At any age, you can be isolated as a student, a carer, in a family or living on your own. Isolation is everywhere. It is not just about being ‘alone.’ Be it short lived or a prolonged agony the whole problem is no one really knows how you feel or what is happening to you. Sometimes a hand reaching out as you take a tumble in life can literally be the difference between brushing yourself off and facing life again, or lying undiscovered for days in a ditch, or on the edge of total breakdown. The Angel Hands Foundation has the commitment and expertise to identify those needing help. We offer a variety of hands on assistance to help those facing isolation. We are known for our non judgmental, sensitive but practical out reach programmes.
- Latest research published by Relate is that 5 million people do not have any real friends.
- Relate found that more than a third of working parents do not see or speak to their own children every day because they are too busy at the office.
- The Office for National Statistics, 2014, found Britain to be the loneliness capital of Europe. We're less likely to have strong friendships or know our neighbours than residents anywhere else in the EU, and a relatively high proportion of us have no one to rely on in a crisis.
- The 18 to 34-year-olds surveyed were more likely to feel lonely often, to worry about feeling alone and to feel depressed because of loneliness than the over-55s, and says older people have more provision.
- One in four men who call the Samaritans mentions loneliness or isolation,