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.
In the past few months there has been a crescendo of noise about loneliness. First came Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the National Children and Adult Services conference. Then Age UK published a survey which found that 450,000 older people faced Christmas alone this year. And finally last week we launched new research showing that three quarters of GPs…
In June we published our ‘Ignoring the Health Risks?’ report, tracking whether the newly established health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) across England had prioritised the public health issues of loneliness and isolation within their strategies. With 128 of 152 Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS) published, we found that 61 had at least acknowledged loneliness…
Many of us have long been aware, if only anecdotally, of the impact loneliness can have on GP surgeries. We wrote about this earlier this year and use the example of Dr Jonathan Tomlinson, who wrote this excellent blog about a fictional lonely patient. Since then, the Campaign has been doing more digging in this…
A new poll conducted for the charity Age UK has today revealed that 450,000 older people say they are going to spend Christmas Day alone this year. A quarter of those surveyed said they were “not looking forward to Christmas this year” – with memories of loved ones who were no longer with them being…
A free half-day workshop – held for organisations that provide services or support for older people experiencing loneliness.
This interactive event used new evidence from Professor Christina Victor of Brunel University, who presented the interim findings from research into how loneliness is experienced across the life course.
We have filmed the presentation and discussions at this event, for the benefit of supporters who are unable to attend. Details to follow.
Past event British Society of Gerontology Roundtable The Campaign to End Loneliness Research Hub will be holding a roundtable at the 2013 British Society of Gerontology conference in Oxford on the 11th of September. Loneliness: Controversies in Research will facilitate attendees to debate the gaps and controversies that need more attention in loneliness research, practice and policy. This roundtable will build on last July’s international research conference ‘What do we know about loneliness?’ and the recently published report Loneliness: The State We’re In. Research Hub members Professors Mima Cattan and Christina Victor, and Dr Barbara Hanratty, will all present on controversies from their recent research. If you are attending the BSG conference, we hope you will join us at our roundtable.