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 is for life, not just for Christmas December 12, 2014

    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…
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  • Campaign to End Loneliness Learning Network: A Place to Return To? November 25, 2014

    “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,…
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  • Free training for projects aiming to tackle loneliness November 13, 2014

    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…
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  • The Inaugural Learning Network Conference
    Monday 17th November 2014 at 10.00 - 17.00

    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:

    • How can we identify the most lonely and isolated in our communities
    • What we know to date about ‘what works’ in preventing and alleviating loneliness
    • How we can best support the recently bereaved to avoid loneliness

    Watch videos and read presentation slides from the conference 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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