Real loneliness can only be properly remedied by real people and real human contact.
Gransnet can perhaps help assuage the worst pangs of loneliness in the same way that regular phone calls can
My fear is that governments and other bodies think they can shrug off the real effects of loneliness with technical solutions that enable them to provide cheap inadequate solutions to complex problems/
The best idea would be to build tower blocks of bedsits with one lonely elderly person in each
cage flatlet with food put through a hatch, monitored by cctv and with domestic services provided by a robot. with a keyboard and screen to communicate with the outside world. What on earth more could they need?
Do I need to like them all? - son's wives
Telling a child 'no' - parenting
She thinks he has a problem - alcohol