Campaign to end loneliness

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How can social prescribing help tackle loneliness?

On May 15th we held our latest Research and Policy Hub meeting, looking at how social prescribing might be able to tackle loneliness across the UK. In this blog, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, reviews the day. Social prescribing is a big part of the loneliness strategy in England as well…
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The Scottish Government’s loneliness strategy is a good start. We look forward to seeing it in action.

Today sees the release of the Scottish Government’s loneliness strategy. Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to announce that it would develop a strategy. In this blog our Campaign Manager for Scotland Anne Callaghan talks about what’s in the strategy and how it was developed.  The Campaign to End Loneliness, along…
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“Christmas is a family time. If you haven’t got a family, it’s just another weekend on your own” – John’s story  

My wife Joan died suddenly. It was 3 days before my 80th birthday. We had been together for 58 years. My brain hit a brick wall. I would wake up, make breakfast and then realise she wasn’t there. I would go to the café and it would all be couples. I was there on my…
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Come to the world’s largest conference dedicated to tackling loneliness

Our 4th Annual Conference, ‘Be More Us: Belonging and Community’, takes place on the 9th of October 2018 at the British Library’s incredible Knowledge Centre. Last year’s sold-out conference, ‘Kindness Can: A Positive Future for Loneliness’, brought together over 200 delegates from business, entertainment, politics, academia and media. With your support, the Campaign to End Loneliness has grown….
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Raising money, raising awareness and running the Marathon

Amy took on the 26.2 miles of the Dundee Marathon to raise money for our work. This is her story. Knowing that people experience both isolation and loneliness has always tugged at my heart-strings. When I completed my second Occupational Therapy placement on a medical for the elderly ward it became even more apparent to…
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