Our work in West Wales

As a result of our grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, the Campaign to End Loneliness has been working on the ground in West Wales since 2017.

We have been working with people, organisations and businesses across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to ensure everyone is playing their part in ending loneliness.

These two counties have specific challenges in ending loneliness with many rural and isolated communities. On top of this, West Wales is one of the poorest regions in Northern Europe. Two of the main sectors in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire are tourism and agriculture. These are seasonal and, particularly in the case of farming, solitary.

A quarter of the population are over the age of 65. This is set to increase as older people move to these areas to retire, whilst younger people move away for education and employment opportunities. This can leave less opportunities for meaningful inter-generational connections.

As we come towards the end of our grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, we are working with Tempo Time Credits to understand local priorities, successful initiatives and gaps. We have also widened the campaign area to include Ceredigion to reflect the way that local authorities and the NHS are increasingly coming together across the region. The project aims to galvanise action on loneliness across the campaign area.

Get in touch

For more information, please contact: wales@campaigntoendloneliness.org.uk.