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Coronavirus: How to help the rural elderly

People aged over 70 have been told by the government to prepare to self-isolate for potentially a "very long time" to help tackle the spread of coronavirus. But what will life be like for those in the countryside, often far away from their families?

An article produced by the BBC follows the difficulties that advice brings regarding Coronavirus through the eyes of Carol Shoesmith, (70) who lives in Melplash (a hamlet in West Dorset)

The article illustrates how these difficulties experienced by Carol can be generalised across rural areas for an isolated and vulnerable elderly population.

Information is also provided on how help was offered from Carol's local community and provides examples of how support can be provided to those most in need.

The full article can be read below:

The BBC - Coronavirus: How to help the rural elderly

 

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