‘Our National Shame’ Older people and loneliness ‘ by Nova Corcoran, University of South Wales, (@NovaCorks); Calvin Moorley London South Bank University (@CalvinMoorley)

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP in a speech in 2013 referred to loneliness in the UK as ‘our national shame’ highlighting the millions of people who are part of the ‘boarder problem of loneliness that in our busy lives we have utterly failed to confront’ (DOH/Hunt 2013). Loneliness is not just something we feel […]

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The Blue Gym – Oceans and Human Health by Dr Fiona McGowan Senior Lecturer School of Health, Sport and Bioscience University of East London

Recently I was invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of the Marine Biological Association. With a background in health and social care, a PhD in medical sociology and my current role as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Health Promotion, I would seem to be rather an ‘atypical’ candidate for this […]

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Recognising the care needs of older gay and lesbian people. By Calvin R Moorley Twitter @CalvinMoorley

  I lead a course on later life and health promotion; one of the topics covered was the care needs of older gay and lesbian people. We had an external speaker for part of the lecture who shared his experience as an older gay man when his partner was in hospital. At the end of […]

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Reaching unreachable Groups by Nova Corcoran, Senior Lecturer, University of South Wales. Twitter @NovaCorks

    Firstly, the title of this blog is misleading. No group is unreachable. A better term is ‘hard to reach’ as this implies the possibility that they can be reached. Why are they hard to reach? Here are two suggestions. Firstly, the very nature of society and our norms, values and practices exclude certain […]

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