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How can we help people who are lonely? 

In this podcast we chat to:

  • Neil McCarthy from not-for-profit organisation Octavia and Gill Roberts about schemes that help people who are lonely.

  • Val about her personal experiences living in an Octavia extra care scheme.

  • Kate Terroni, Oxfordshire Council’s Adult Social Care Director about how Amazon Echos can reduce social isolation.

  • Alive Activities about older people in care.