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And the third age can be the best age. After all, we have the right to make the most of our lives.

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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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  • Using a loneliness scale: benefits, drawbacks and good practice July 23, 2015

    Over the past few months, the Campaign to End Loneliness team has been thinking a lot about the benefits and challenges of evaluating the impact of services and activities on loneliness in older age. We’ve had the privilege of talking to a wide range of organisations – from small befriending schemes to large housing associations…
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  • Getting involved July 16, 2015

    Here at the Campaign, we are contacted by people every day who care passionately about reducing loneliness in later life in their communities.  Many of you are already involved with organisations working with older people, and are looking for advice on how to increase your impact or improve your ways of working.  Many are already…
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  • Measuring your Impact on Loneliness in Later Life
    When
    Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 14.00 - 17.00
    Details

    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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