Why we work in Glasgow

Our local campaign areas were chosen in each of the devolved nations of the UK to ensure we had contrasting urban and rural populations to test approaches.

Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city with over 615,000 people living there. In Glasgow we are looking at people over 55 years-old as the ageing process may present earlier for people living in the city. There over 150,000 people aged over 55 in the city and UK national averages would suggest that 10% of older people in the city face chronic loneliness with many thousands more facing it regularly.

There is a significant ethnic minority population in the city, and we’re interested in how loneliness affects people from all different backgrounds and faiths.

Over 190,000 Glaswegians (just under 32% of the city’s population) reside in the 10% of most deprived areas in Scotland according to research in 2016.

What we’re doing in Glasgow

We want to see if we can encourage Glasgow to do even more work to combat loneliness amongst older people. We will be working with Glasgow City Council and other key partners in the public sector, third sector, business sector and the wider civil society to look at the best way to do that .

There over 150,000 people over 55 in the city and UK national averages would suggest that 10% of older people in the city face chronic loneliness with many thousands more facing it regularly.

 

Get in touch

Anne Callaghan is Campaign Manager for Scotland and is home-based in Glasgow. With 20 years’ experience of working on public campaigns, Anne is passionate about bringing people together to make change possible.

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