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.
Every year, the British public are inundated with new stories and studies about how many people are going to be alone on Christmas day; a BBC survey released today found that 7% of Britons expect to spend most of the day on their own. The fact that people are lonely at this time of year…
“Loneliness is about finding a landing-place, or not, and knowing that, whatever you do, you can go back there. The opposite of loneliness isn’t company, it’s return. A place to return.” – Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods Many of you reading this blog will be committed to ensuring that older people are not feeling alone,…
In this guest blog Claire Crook, from the Big Lunch, explains how small community projects working to combat loneliness can access new, free training. Marie Greenhalgh’s Good Neighbours project addresses loneliness and isolation for older people who are living in her community. She was inspired to start the project when she realised that people from…
The Campaign to End Loneliness hosted it’s first annual conference for our growing Learning Network on Monday 17 November 2014 in London.
Our keynote presentation was from ageing expert Professor Christina Victor, who brought to life the very latest research on loneliness across the lifecourse.
We heard from older people, who explained what loneliness means to them and their particular community: be that a physical urban or rural home, one formed around their LGBT sexuality, or a different community created after becoming a carer.
Our expert workshops covered:
Watch videos and read presentation slides from the conference here.