Campaign to end loneliness

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Working 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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Promising Approaches Revisited

Following the launch of our new report, ‘Promising Approaches Revisited: Effective action on loneliness in later life’, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, has written a blog about why we updated our seminal 2015 report, what has changed on loneliness since then, and what we learnt from the 140 attendees of the…
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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. Our Campaign Manager for England, Andy Nazer, writes about the terrible toll of people in care homes, isolated from their friends and family.  Back in…
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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

In this blog Robin Hewings, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, reflects 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. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the work of those helping one another in…
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