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National Grief Awareness Week: On the frontline of loss and loneliness

Bereavement is one of the main risk factors for experiencing loneliness. This is something Andrea Wren has seen first-hand through her work as funeral celebrant. Her experience of supporting people through loss and loneliness is what inspired her to raise funds for the Campaign to End Loneliness. In this blog, as part of National Grief…
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Connecting in care homes through Covid

This year, loneliness has achieved a new intensity for too many older people. Connection has never been more important – particularly for those in care homes and living with dementia. We explore the toll of people in care homes, isolated from their friends and family.  Living with dementia Back in March 2020, researchers at the…
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Life after lockdown: New research to help isolated older people post-lockdown

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, a GP and researcher in the mental health of older people based at Keele University, has written a blog for us, about her new research, funded by NIHR, to develop and study an intervention which aims to help old people who have been isolated during the COVID-19 restrictions. Impact of COVID-19 restrictions…
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How to support volunteers through the next phase of Covid-19

We reflect on what organisations working to address loneliness have told us about supporting volunteers – a theme we’ll be discussing in our next Loneliness in the time of Covid-19 webinar. Supporting volunteers The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the work of those helping one another in our communities into sharp focus. While high profile campaigns…
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How organisations are adapting to support those who have been shielding

Earlier this week we brought together over 80 organisations to talk about working with people at higher risk of loneliness as lockdown conditions ease. Our conversation focused on those who have been shielding, or who face wider practical, physical or psychological barriers to reconnecting. In this blog, we reflect on the themes that emerged from…
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