Friends of the Elderly and West Ham United Foundation

Friends of the Elderly’s Future of Loneliness research shows that five million older people in the UK are affected by loneliness. This can have a serious impact on health and well-being and can lead to lower life expectancy.

Sporting Stories was a pilot programme to help reduce the impact of loneliness especially among older men using the common interest of West Ham Football Club.

Friends of the Elderly partnered with the West Ham United Foundation and Barclays Digital Eagles with the aim of increasing direct interaction between older people within their community and increasing digital skills among older people.

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