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Old and Lonely in the Countryside

Matthew Taylor presents a series in which tne of the country's brightest minds gather to solve difficult social problems.

This week; Rural isolation amongst the elderly is a growing problem across the UK with forecasts putting over 50% of the rural population over 65 by 2030.

How can we prevent this huge group of people being cut off and experiencing the devastating effects of loneliness?

Follow ten of the country's brightest minds as they gather in the Royal Oak pub, Tetbury. They have just one day to come up with a solution that will convince a panel of local judges - and the locals of the town.

Presented by Matthew Taylor and facilitated by Cat Drew from Uscreates.

Team One-
Rebecca Ford - RSA
Paul Randall - Rainbow Zebra Office Furniture
Georgina Osman - Tetbury Council Tourism Manager
Immy Robinson- Shift Design
Aidan Rumble - Design Consultant

Team Two-
Lil Adair - US Creates
Sue Fellows - Police Community Support Officer
Rich Gundry - Wonderland Communications
Nigel Burton- I-Adapt
Rebecca Wilson - Jolly Nice Farm Shop
Emma Parnell - Snook Design

Expert Witnesses-
Robert Sharp - Tetbury Resident
Natalie Turner - Centre For Aging Better

Judges-
Lisa Hepworth - Social Prescriber, Gloucestershire Rural Community Council
Penny Williams - Manager, St Marys Day Centre
Julia Hasler - Chair, Tetbury Goods Shed

Producers-
Jordan Dunbar
Estelle Doyle

Editor-
Penny Murphy.

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43 minutes

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Sat 1 Sep 2018 22:15

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