Campaign to end loneliness

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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jeremy Hunt highlights loneliness in key speech

In a speech to be given to delegates at the National Children and Adults Services (NCAS) conference, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has flagged loneliness as a critical issue affecting older people. In the speech Jeremy Hunt will say: “According to the Campaign to End Loneliness, there are 800,000 people in England who are chronically…
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Using research to combat loneliness in older age

There is an ever-growing body of research and evidence on the impact of loneliness that creates the foundation of our campaigning and resources. Evidence can come from a range of places, including universities, surveys, evaluations and even anecdotes – we want to hear the experience of our supporters. Our recent three-year evaluation highlighted just how…
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Loneliness is an international issue

In an interview for Italian newspaper ‘La Repubblica’, Pope Francis said yesterday that: “The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old.” The publication of his lengthy interview was unintentionally well timed, as it coincided with the ‘International Day of Older Persons’. This…
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