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Innovative planning guidance: Embedding social connection, community, inclusivity and belonging into places

Written on March 3, 2023 at 8:17 am, by

Natasha Reid, founder of Matter Space Soul, joined our built environment panel at our international conference in February. The innovative planning guidance she has developed for Brent Council has been recently published for consultation. It sets out a new “Place Quality framework” that shifts the way that developments are designed and assessed towards prioritising human…
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Coffee Afrik: Bringing community together over a cup of coffee

Written on February 22, 2023 at 4:42 pm, by

We heard from Abdirahim Hassan, co-founder and MD of Coffee Afrik CIC, at our International Conference and this blog explores how their hubs based in boroughs across London are connecting communities and tackling loneliness. In my view, place making or tackling loneliness has to start with healing and what healing looks like, through love and…
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Making connections in a digital world

Written on January 6, 2023 at 1:18 pm, by

At Sky, we pride ourselves in being a force for good in the communities where we live and work. Every day, we play our part to tackle loneliness and social isolation through our dedicated Sky Cares programmes. One key aim of this community work is to address the growing issue of digital inequity. Why digital? We…
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Loneliness today and tomorrow – why the APPG on tackling loneliness matters

Written on December 14, 2021 at 4:33 pm, by

Loneliness today and tomorrow – why the APPG on tackling loneliness matters  By Robin Hewings, Programme Director Loneliness was already one of the major issues facing societies around the world. There is no doubt that Covid-19 did have – and continues to have – a severe impact on loneliness. The pandemic led to many, many…
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Loneliness: The Big Picture – thoughts on our event and look ahead to our Conference

Written on November 17, 2021 at 8:50 am, by

Our co-Founder and Chair of our Programme Advisory Group Paul Cann reviews our recent Loneliness the Big Picture event, and previews our Conference on Thursday 18 November. Last week the Campaign to End Loneliness launched its ‘Big Picture’ conference, Loneliness Beyond Covid-19,  taking place tomorrow Thursday 18 November  with a burst of energy from three…
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Loneliness is a major issue for people at the end of life. How do we tackle it? Craig Harrison from Marie Curie

Written on October 20, 2021 at 4:24 am, by

Loneliness is a major issue for people at the end of life. How do we tackle it?  While loneliness has taken root in a lot of new places during the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK, for many people impacted by terminal illnesses and coming towards the end of life, the experience began a long time…
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Ageing Better in Camden – what we learnt about tackling loneliness before and during Covid-19

Written on August 12, 2021 at 8:46 am, by

Our guest bloggers Annabel Collins, Programme Manager at Ageing Better in Camden and Rob Francis, Associate Director at Traverse have kindly shared an evaluation of the Ageing Better in Camden programme which is focused on tackling loneliness and isolation amongst the borough’s older population. At the beginning of 2020, 64-year-old Shama was a regular at…
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Guest Blog: Don’t mention the ‘L’ word! Should we be talking about loneliness, or tackling it by stealth?

Written on May 5, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

Don’t mention the ‘L’ word: should we be talking about loneliness, or tackling it by stealth? “But I don’t WANT to be surrounded by ‘lonely people” protests a woman invited into a ‘lonely lunch club’. While exaggerated for effect as part of a training session, this illustration from Graham Ogilvie really struck me. After many…
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‘Life after lockdown’ – New research to help isolated older people post-lockdown

Written on September 16, 2020 at 1:03 pm, by

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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Caring and Lonely

Written on June 18, 2012 at 11:58 am, by

Daphne Berkovi, an active supporter of the Campaign, discusses her personal experience of loneliness and isolation after becoming a carer, and what helped her overcome it. “Britain’s army of unpaid carers struggle to cope without support” (the I 08/05/12) “Loneliness: the tragically silent killer which is so easy to combat” (the I – 15/03/2012) These…
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