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The impact of caring on relationships and loneliness

It’s Carers Week this week – a chance for people, charities and employers alike to raise awareness of the huge contribution that unpaid carers of all ages make to UK society. Buzzfeed have even run a special issue on the topic – interviewing carers and discussing some of the challenges that they face. In May of this…
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Measuring your impact on loneliness in later life

Are you working to prevent or reduce loneliness in your community? Can you articulate the difference you are making to the lives of older people? We’re all working in an increasingly competitive funding environment, and we all need to be able to demonstrate, robustly, that we’re making a difference. Over the past year, the Campaign…
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Want to learn more about loneliness, isolation and wellbeing?

“What is so fascinating about loneliness? For me, it’s about the degree to which loneliness is part of the human experience, its part of what makes us human…but increasingly the research agenda around loneliness has been very much focused on health consequences” Professor Christina Victor, Brunel University In mid-April, the NIHR School for Social Care…
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Hidden Citizens: how can we identify loneliness in our communities?

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that addressing loneliness and social isolation among older people in our population has become something of a national priority in the United Kingdom. Secretaries of state and key ministers have made speeches about it, major national funders have set aside millions of pounds to address it and…
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Loneliness is the “biggest challenge” facing refugees and migrants in London

In late 2014, The Forum – a charity supporting migrant and refugee communities and individuals in their integration into British society –  published some new research that explored the experiences of loneliness through the eyes of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers living in London. Interviews were conducted with a wide range of people – from those who…
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