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The Power of Opening Up - a Reflection from the Loneliness Lab, by Jake Heitland, Commercial Manager, Lendlease

On a sunny morning last October, I was off the tube at London Bridge and making my way to the first day of the Loneliness Lab — a five-day design sprint understanding the issue of and possible solutions to loneliness in London. Admittedly excited to be out of the office for a few days, I was more curious to see what this all meant and a little bit nervous about what it might entail.

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