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Lonely London - Some Ideas

20/11/2012 11:18:55

Neighbours' events are a solution to Londoners' loneliness.

More than a quarter of Londoners say they feel lonely often or all of the time, according to a poll commissioned by BBC London.

This may not be surprising in mobile diverse London, but it is not so different in other cities too.

This is especially a problem for older people as The Campaign to End Loneliness knows.

The question is what to do about it as the structure of cities are not going to change?

Streets Alive has found that neighbours' events, or street meets, such a summer street parties and Xmas gatherings make a real difference. We have found that people need an excuse to meet neighbours and a small 'event' can have a magic effect.

Do contact us with any ideas about this.


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