Latest from the Campaign

  • Turning commitment into action: launching our new guidance for local authorities and commissioners June 29, 2015

    In recent years it has been refreshing to see senior figures from across the health and social care sector recognise the impact that loneliness can have on our mental and physical health, and admit that it is a serious and growing public health issue.  In 2014 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP warned that loneliness is…
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  • The impact of caring on relationships and loneliness June 9, 2015

    It’s Carers Week this week – a chance for people, charities and employers alike to raise awareness of the huge contribution that unpaid carers of all ages make to UK society. Buzzfeed have even run a special issue on the topic – interviewing carers and discussing some of the challenges that they face. In May of this…
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  • Measuring your impact on loneliness in later life May 18, 2015

    Are you working to prevent or reduce loneliness in your community? Can you articulate the difference you are making to the lives of older people? We’re all working in an increasingly competitive funding environment, and we all need to be able to demonstrate, robustly, that we’re making a difference. Over the past year, the Campaign…
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  • Measuring your Impact on Loneliness in Later Life
    Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 14.00 - 17.00

    The Campaign to End Loneliness is pleased to invite you to the launch of new impact measurement guidance and training for organisations delivering services to people experiencing loneliness.

    In 2013, a survey of Campaign to End Loneliness supporter organisations over half said that they would value more support in evaluating their impact. Since then, the Campaign has worked with older people, service providers, commissioners and researchers to develop a practical and simple tool that can help you to measure the positive impact your work has by alleviating loneliness in older age.

    However, different circumstances do call for different types of tools and questions. So as we have also produced guidance on a range of resources including the De Jong Gierveld Scale, the UCLA Scale and some simple, single questions that could be used to measure your impact on loneliness.

    This launch event will:

    • Introduce the new Campaign to End Loneliness measurement tool
    •  Explain how to use a range of scales and questions to ask older people about loneliness over time
    • Provide training for staff in conducting a survey, sampling and scoring and analysing your results

    Book your place today here.

Campaign to End Loneliness
Research Bulletin 11

Read on to find out more about:

  • Introducing our “Loneliness Network”
  • Research exploring the connections between poor health and loneliness
  • How male carers lacking support are particularly vulnerable to isolation and loneliness
  • Research evaluating the impact of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) Neighbourhood Approaches to Loneliness programme.

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