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.
The following guest blog by Ciaran Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, has been written to complement our new collection of essays, ‘Alone in the Crowd: Loneliness and diversity’. Cancer and loneliness Living with cancer brings many challenges for those affected – and one particularly difficult challenge can be coping with the social and…
A new attempt to measure the wellbeing of the British population has discovered that only 58% of Britons feel connected to people in their community, and one in eight do not have a close friend that they could rely on in a personal crisis. The study, compiled by the Office for National Statistics, compared these…
The following guest blog by Jenny Edwards and Paul Farmer, from the Mental Health Foundation and Mind, has been written to complement our new collection of essays, ‘Alone in the Crowd: Loneliness and diversity’. Headlines are full of activities that are bad for our health: we eat too much, we drink, and we don’t get…
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:
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.
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.
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