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Plunkett Foundation was recently featured on BBC TV’s Look North as part of a report on rural isolation, and what our fantastic community co-operatives are doing to tackle it. The report was aired several times throughout the day and included an interview with our very own head of engagement Harriet English and the wonderful Bess at community co-operative, Tealby Village Shop.
There is plenty of research showing that loneliness doesn’t discriminate and you’re as likely to be suffering whether you’re 90 or 19. In rural areas, the problem is amplified by practical issues such as transport, lack of jobs and poor digital connectivity which particularly affect younger members of society.