Tackling loneliness in older age together

What we want to change

We help organisations tackle loneliness; whether they are small charities in your local area, your local authority or large national charities and government departments.

We offer them the latest information based on research and examples of good practice from our supporters. Together, we aim to create the right conditions so that more people who are lonely are helped by the thousands of organisations working to tackle loneliness across the UK.

Latest from the Campaign

  • Reduce loneliness with technology, teaching and therapy August 21, 2014

    Here at the Campaign we try to keep up to date with the latest research into loneliness and the ways in which we can use it to help to tackle the issue. Once we have digested it all, we write it up into quarterly Research Bulletin which is designed to make it more useful to…
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  • Loneliness in the North West – a summit for action August 12, 2014

    Last month the Campaign team travelled to Manchester, to host the second in our series of regional summits. Our aim was to gather together a room full of the people who are in the best position to help get things happening around loneliness – this time in the Noth West of England. During the course…
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  • Technology: will it ever be a ‘fix’ for loneliness? August 5, 2014

    We’ve probably all seen a newspaper headline arguing that technology is a cause of loneliness (“Loneliness in Britain is the legacy of social media and our high tech lives”) or an easy cure (“Give pensioners iPads to stop them feeling lonely, ministers indicate”). But life, and technology, is never that simple: even whilst typing this…
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  • Hidden Loneliness
    Friday 30th May 2014 at 14:00

    This two-hour event will explore the future dynamics of loneliness, in particular looking at emerging demographic trends; from the changing patterns of relationships to the ethnic makeup of our society.

    A panel will explore how some people’s experiences of loneliness remain hidden or taboo, and what can be done to support them:

    • Ruth Sutherland – CEO of Relate
    • Paul Farmer – CEO of Mind
    • Jenny Edwards CBE – CEO of the Mental Health Foundation
    • Omar Khan – Acting Director of the Runnymede Trust
    • James Taylor – Head of Policy for Stonewall

    We will debate what action is needed to address the address ‘hidden’ loneliness, and to consider how services can respond to the diverse needs of our changing older population.

    Book your place at this event through our Eventbrite page.

  • Ending Loneliness in the North West
    Tuesday 8th July 2014 at 10:00

    The summit will gather the key decision makers in the region, alongside those running front line services and representatives of older people’s advocacy groups. It will offer a fantastic opportunity for you to share your thoughts and experiences to help generate new solutions and ideas as to how to tackle this important local issue.

    Further details and booking can be found on our Eventbright page. 

Campaign to End Loneliness July Update 2014

Highlights in this issue:

  • Discover if technology is a bug or a fix for loneliness and isolation.
  • Help us measure the impact of loneliness interventions.
  • Read about a new map of loneliness in adult social care across England and Wales.

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