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Stitch wins United Nations ITU WSIS Healthy Ageing award

Stitch wins United Nations Award for Impact on Healthy Aging

It gives me an enormous amount of pleasure to announce that the United Nations ITU and the Global Coalition on Aging awarded the 2024 WSIS Healthy Aging Innovation Prize to Stitch in Geneva last week. The United Nations! We have had plenty of things to celebrate over the years with Stitch, but this ranks right up there […]

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A force for good: The Stitch Community is now a not-for-profit charity

We’ve got some very important news to share. We had hoped to make this announcement a few weeks ago, but the COVID-19 crisis has naturally overwhelmed everything for us over the last two weeks (and if you’re interested, please read about how the community is responding to the crisis). Now that the full implications of

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Working with local communities

It’s a growing movement Creating strong community connections in the face of today’s social challenges can be tough. Today there are many forces which strain the social fabric of society, increasingly leaving people feeling disconnected from each other and the communities in which they live. These include factors like relocation, technology, divorce, the aging population,

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“Loneliness, the plight of the 21st century”

Loneliness, social isolation and quality of life for the elderly: they’re all linked. The Guardian this week reported on the upcoming release of the report The Generation Strain by the IPPR think tank about the growing strain on the delivery of social services to the elderly in England and the increasing loneliness and isolation being

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