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“It has been a privilege to get to know Lionel, he has become a good friend. It’s a two-way friendship and if there’s one thing he has taught me, it’s not to dwell on things that aren’t important.”

Stories

“It has been a privilege to get to know Lionel, he has become a good friend. It’s a two-way friendship and if there’s one thing he has taught me, it’s not to dwell on things that aren’t important.”

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Diane and Josie’s story

Diane and Josie’s story

Diane was diagnosed with early-onset dementia before she was 60. Now, at 69 years old, she lives in warden-controlled accommodation in St Osyth but can’t socialise as her behaviour is difficult for others to understand. Diane struggles with concentration, memory loss...

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Brandon and Lionel’s story

Brandon and Lionel’s story

Brandon was reading a newspaper when he saw an article about the number of people who were alone at Christmas. It particularly referenced people in later years. This struck a chord with Brandon, so he contacted us and applied to become a volunteer friend. We matched...

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Ron’s story

Ron’s story

Ron lives in Clacton-on-Sea with his wife Angela. He lives with many health challenges, including angina, diabetes, coronary heart disease, depression, and chronic back pain. This means he is unable to carry out daily living tasks without supervision. Angela provides...

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