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Latest from the Campaign

  • Chronic loneliness linked to increased visits to American physicians August 6, 2015

    A new study from the USA has found that loneliness in older age is associated with a higher number of visits to physicians – what we in the UK would call GPs. This research adds to a growing evidence base linking loneliness to poor health and increased use of health and care services. What did…
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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
    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 12

Read on to find out more about:

  • How men and women experience loneliness differently
  • How owning a pet impacts on loneliness
  • Evaluations of the impact on loneliness of North London Cares and the Hope Project – Engage with Age Belfast

+ much more!

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