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

  • Loneliness in Yorkshire and Humberside – a summit for action April 14, 2014

    Last week the Campaign team travelled to Leeds, to host the first of a planned 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 Yorkshire and Humberside. During the course of…
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  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… March 5, 2014

    Easter is fast approaching and we will (hopefully!) have some sunny spring weather soon: so are you starting to think about Christmas 2014? No? Why not? Although estimates for the number of older people who spend Christmas alone can vary widely – in 2013 Age UK said 450,000 over-65s faced the prospect of Christmas alone,…
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  • The Campaign to End Loneliness Research Hub February 7, 2014

    As January drew to a close, the Campaign to End Loneliness set off for Bristol for our first Research Hub meeting of 2014. Led by Vanessa Burholt, from Swansea University, the meeting brought together nearly 20 academics and researchers from the charity sector to talk about current research into loneliness and isolation. As some of…
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  • Understanding Loneliness: the Challenge of Christmas
    Tuesday 25th February 2014 at 12:30 PM

    This event will explore some of the challenges and opportunities that Christmas presents to the ageing sector. Attendees will hear examples of current practice from charities and businesses, and have the opportunity to talk about their own experiences. We will consider:

    • Christmas Past: what is the current situation at Christmas for older people living alone?
    • Christmas Present: how can we use Christmas as an opportunity to improve or grow services and support over the whole year?
    • Christmas Future: what could we do better in 2014? How can we demonstrate the impact of one-off Christmas events?

    It will start with a hot buffet lunch at 12.30, and finish by 16.30 on 25 February 2014 at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ.

    For more information, or to book your place today, click here.

  • Understanding Loneliness: who is lonely and when?
    Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at 12:30 PM

    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.

    1. What factors can help identify people most at risk of loneliness in our communities?
    2. When do circumstances have an impact, and how can we reach older people at the right time?
    3. How can we use this information to meet the different needs of lonely older people?

    We have filmed the presentation and discussions at this event, for the benefit of supporters who are unable to attend. Details to follow.

October E-Update

Highlights in this issue:

  • Find out what Jeremy Hunt has been saying about loneliness
  • Help update our rankings of health and wellbeing boards
  • Book in for our event: Understanding Loneliness: who is lonely and when?
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