Entries by Cyril

I don’t want to be lonely this Christmas…

Hi folks, Sam here! I’d like to start of this month’s blog with a very warm season’s greetings to you all; the countdown to the holidays (whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, kwanza, or nothing specifically) is well and truly on. Whilst this may be a joyous time for most of us, it can also be […]

A time of reflection!

Hi all! Samantha here once again with your monthly instalment of the Cyril Flint Befrienders’ Blog. Can you believe we have reached the 11th month of the year already!? Before we know it these 30 days will be over, Christmas will be around the corner, and a new decade will soon be welcomed in. Therefore, […]

Autumn Friendships

Hi Everyone, Sam here! Autumn; a beautiful time of year! The leaves are vibrant in a mix of colours falling all around us, it may new a new term at school/university for many, and there’s that lovely nip in the air that reminds us that we’re alive. Autumn in many ways is a season of […]

The negative impacts of eating alone

Hi everyone, Jack here! Hope all is well. Last week on our social media platforms we shared a very topical article. The article focused on the specific concern of eating alone among the elderly and its negative health consequences.  As we all know, eating for many of us is one of the most basic of […]

I never thought I’d have a Best Friend again!

Loneliness is a subjective feeling, where, as an individual we do not feel we have as much social interaction or as many strong, fulfilling relationships with people as we desire. For example you can be in a busy room, full of people but still feel very lonely; You can have carers call in on you […]

We’re hiring an Operations Manager to cover Maternity Leave

Who we are With over 5 million elderly people living on their own, and around two fifths (around 3.9 million) of all older people citing television as their main source of company, loneliness is an ever-present problem within our community (Campaign To End Loneliness). Cyril Flint, an elderly pensioner living on his own in the […]