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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Shelagh Marshall OBE is Chair of Age Action Alliance’s Loneliness and Isolation Working Group. Back in March 2020, she shared her story of loneliness and bereavement after losing her daughter. Since then, Coronavirus has forced us into lockdown and deprived many older people from seeing their families. In this blog, Shelagh shares how she’s staying…
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“The virus has killed and harmed far too many. Perhaps it has also brought out the best in us.”

In this blog, chair of the Campaign to End Loneliness and charity campaigner Paul Cann, looks at how we can continue to encourage connected and caring communities after the pandemic has subsided. The virus has killed and harmed far too many. Perhaps it has also brought out the best in us. So many acts of kindness,…
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Loneliness in the time of Covid-19: Five things we learnt from our webinar

Last week we brought together over 150 organisations to share their experiences of working to tackle loneliness during the Coronavirus lockdown. In this blog Kate Jopling shares just some of the things we learnt in the session. It’s hard to do justice to the huge amounts of learning, support and resources that were shared over…
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Coping with loneliness and bereavement during Covid

On Thursday 30 April, we hosted our first virtual Research and Policy Hub meeting on the topic of loneliness and bereavement. In this blog, our Research and Policy Manager, Dr. Kellie Payne looks at some of the key findings, evidence, and ideas from the event. Does bereavement increase the risk of loneliness? We heard from…
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“For some of our most lonely people, life has always felt like lockdown”

Michelle Dawson, Programme Manager for Ageing Better in Middlesbrough reflects on how her organisation is responding to the new challenges of working on loneliness through lockdown, and what they are learning along the way. As the dust begins to settle from the frantic and very impressive response mobilised by our local authority (with help from the third sector) to meet…
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Losing touch and loneliness – why it matters and what you can do about it

On 23 April, our Executive Director, Kate Shurety, took part in an Instagram Live Q&A with Pete Bombaci, Chief Connection Offcer of a Canadian organisation called the GenWell Project. In this blog, she outlines a number of the issues they discussed around loneliness and connection, including how Covid has led to a deficit of touch,…
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