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

  • Launching the Loneliness Learning Network September 11, 2014

    It can be an isolating business supporting isolated people. Does your organisation feel disconnected from others in the field? Many of the services, charities and groups across the UK that we speak to tell us that they do and that it is really helpful to meet with other like-minded organisations face-to-face, to discuss their work…
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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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  • Understanding Loneliness: is technology a bug or a fix?
    Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 13.00 - 16.30

    Current research demonstrates both the potential of technology to overcome loneliness and its ability to aggravate it.

    This interactive workshop explored some of the latest research, highlight new innovative loneliness interventions and challenge attendees to share their experiences of success and failure.

    Four leading academics and technology developers presented, including:

    • Professor Sue Yeandle, University of Leeds
    • Professor Arlene Astell, University of Sheffield
    • Stuart ArnottMindings 
    • Calum Eadie, SpeakSet

    A short summary report and video with highlights from the workshop can be found here: http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/blog/technology-loneliness-fix/

Campaign to End Loneliness
Research Bulletin 10

Read on to find out more about:

  • The latest evidence on what types of services or activities really work to combat loneliness
  • How low self-esteem and childhood events can make us vulnerable to loneliness in older age
  • How care workers can create supportive relationships and networks for isolated adults with poor mental health
  • New case studies of good practice, from Opening Doors London and The Second Half Centre

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