One of the main problems affecting the lives and well-being of older people is loneliness. Human beings are social animals, but the prospect of having hours and even days without talking to another living soul is being faced every day by many of our older Swindon residents.
I was very sad to hear the news about the death of Lord Joffe. He was an international figure who without fear or favour represented Nelson Mandela and other leading political figures in apartheid South Africa.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that there will be a General Election on June 8th. There will be a vote in Parliament today on this but as the Labour Party have indicated their support, then the motion is likely to be passed.
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