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Outreach Initiative supports local countrymen, carers and organisations

Coronavirus has been affecting many, especially older people with underlying health conditions. This has meant that Countrymen haven’t been able to get onto farms and gardens as usual and has resulted in increased isolation for many. Our Outreach Initiative, adopted by twelve members of the Countrymen UK Network of care farms, provides support from these …

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Why men only?

People sometimes ask why Countrymen Clubs are for men only. Here are some quotes from research that were part of a study carried out on behalf of Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) by Beach B, Bamford S-M. Isolation: the emerging crisis for older men: A report exploring experiences of social isolation …

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Experts wanted

Countrymen UK is looking for experts in a range of subjects who can act as Guest Bloggers for our website. Blog topics should be relevant to our growing network of care farms and gardens in the UK and could cover some of the following: · Isolation and loneliness · Parkinson’s · Dementia · Stroke recovery …

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Social Prescribing Dilemma

It’s been listed as one of the top ten high-impact strategies and the Secretary of State said that social prescribing would become an indispensable part of a GP’s work. But, as more of us become aware of its implications for health and well-being, the more the discussions on social prescribing look set to escalate. For …

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