Category Archives: friendship

BuddyHub: Why We Do What We Do

There’s something particularly nice about having launched the BuddyHub pilot in Islington as its the place I’ve called home for almost 23 years (OK for 8 years I was just over the border in Hackney but I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Is once a week enough for you?

We’re talking about meeting friends of course, nothing else! And in particular, is meeting up with a friend for an hour or so a week often enough for anyone? That’s the schedule many older people are allocated in traditional befriending schemes to … Continue reading

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5 reasons you should talk to the teapot

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you’ve seen photos of some lovely people holding the BuddyHub teapot, and are wondering what it’s all about: did someone put something in our tea or have we just gone potty? In fact … Continue reading

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The privilege of listening to the lonely and alone

Something I’ve noticed in my BuddyHub journey is how willing some older people can be to open up and tell you what some might consider very personal details about their lives past and present. I like to think of myself … Continue reading

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We’re all ageing so let’s make it positive!

Recently, I attended an event called ‘Successful Cities, Positive Ageing’ run by the ‘UK Age Friendly Cities Network’ and ‘Positive Ageing in London’. The event marked the launch of a report called ‘An Age Friendly City – how far has … Continue reading

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Welcome to BuddyHub

Hello and welcome aboard the BuddyHub blog. Let me start by telling you what we’re all about. BuddyHub is a Social Enterprise set up in 2014 and we’re just moving from the concept stage to the doing it stage. Here’s … Continue reading

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