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Make a difference: helping older people cope with depression

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Man in chair looking worried and sad.

Supporting and helping to improve the health of older adults is paramount. Depression is a common condition and while it is a problem all year round, as we approach the festive season, it does know harm to renew our vigilance and support of those who may feel particularly lonely or isolated at this time.

The power of NHS and care volunteer responders

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Older woman on the phone, smiling

The NHS and Care Volunteer Responders programme, which was originally created to support NHS colleagues and services in England during the pandemic, has recently extended its reach to adult social care. The joint programme aims to ease pressure on care providers and enhance the experience of people drawing on care services.