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

  • Poor health does not cause loneliness, but its consequences and depression do October 1, 2014

    Here at the Campaign we try to keep up to date with the latest research into loneliness and the ways in which we can use it to help to tackle the issue. Once we have digested it all, we write it up into quarterly Research Bulletin which is designed to make it more useful to…
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  • Launching the Loneliness Learning Network September 11, 2014

    It can be an isolating business supporting isolated people. Does your organisation feel disconnected from others in the field? Many of the services, charities and groups across the UK that we speak to tell us that they do and that it is really helpful to meet with other like-minded organisations face-to-face, to discuss their work…
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  • Technology: will it ever be a ‘fix’ for loneliness? August 5, 2014

    We’ve probably all seen a newspaper headline arguing that technology is a cause of loneliness (“Loneliness in Britain is the legacy of social media and our high tech lives”) or an easy cure (“Give pensioners iPads to stop them feeling lonely, ministers indicate”). But life, and technology, is never that simple: even whilst typing this…
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  • The Inaugural Learning Network Conference
    When
    Monday 17th November 2014 at 10.00 - 17.00
    Details

    The Campaign to End Loneliness is delighted to announce our first annual conference for our growing Learning Network taking place from 10.00 to 17.00 on Monday 17 November 2014 in London.

    Our keynote presentation from ageing expert Professor Christina Victor, will bring to life the very latest research on loneliness across the lifecourse.

    We’ll also hear from older people, who will explain 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 being diagnosed with dementia or becoming a carer.

    Our expert workshops will cover:

    • 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 bereavement to avoid loneliness

    Book your place today through the BookItBee website.

Campaign to End Loneliness
Research Bulletin 10

Read on to find out more about:

  • The latest evidence on what types of services or activities really work to combat loneliness
  • How low self-esteem and childhood events can make us vulnerable to loneliness in older age
  • How care workers can create supportive relationships and networks for isolated adults with poor mental health
  • New case studies of good practice, from Opening Doors London and The Second Half Centre

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