Campaign to end loneliness

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Guest Blog from The Big Lottery Fund

Written on August 12, 2015 at 11:22 am, by

Earlier this year, a colleague and I visited the Campaign to End Loneliness, as part of our scoping for the new campaigns team. We are not easily impressed, or at least don’t like to give that impression, but were really taken with a few aspects of the Campaign’s work. 1)      How so few staff could…
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Ending Isolation in Scotland

Written on February 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm, by

Claire Connachan, Digital Communications Officer for Age Scotland, explains how a new campaign against loneliness and social isolation in Scotland is going to work. Too many older people in Scotland experience isolation and loneliness and unless something is done about this issue the number of people with these feelings will only increase. Action needs to…
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Team v: Combating Loneliness Together

Written on January 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm, by

Tracey Herald explains how a network of young adults are working to change society for the better through campaigning and community action. Team v is a new network powered by young people who are socially aware and want to change things for the better. This exciting new programme is run by vinspired and gives 18…
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We won’t be lonely this Christmas…

Written on December 16, 2011 at 10:59 am, by

Pam Ward,  assistant manager at the Pudsey Live at Home Scheme, writes about how she became involved in projects that tackle loneliness over Christmas. After ten years of trying for a baby, we were blessed with a son.  He was (as all children are) spoilt. One Christmas, when James was 4 years old, I saw…
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Listening to You: Report Launch

Written on December 1, 2011 at 9:43 am, by

Sally Cupitt, senior consultant with Charity Evaluation Services (CES), gives us her thoughts on the research and writing of ‘Listening to You: the baseline report from the Campaign to End Loneliness’. I’m so chuffed that Listening to You is getting published: getting our work out there is important to evaluators and researchers. It seems ages…
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Defending the Human Right to Contact: Napier Homecare Services

Written on November 28, 2011 at 10:16 am, by

Ruth Jackson, from Napier Homecare Services in Blackpool, writes in response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on home care and shares what her organisation is doing to reduce loneliness for their clients. High levels of social isolation and loneliness amongst people receiving social care support in their own homes, as highlighted in…
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‘Caring for Our Future’

Written on November 24, 2011 at 9:43 am, by

Alex Fox writes about loneliness, social isolation and prevention, and explains how you can help shape the Government’s reform of social care law. ‘Caring for Our Future’ is the government’s ‘engagement exercise’, which is giving anyone with an interest the opportunity to contribute to the ideas going into next Spring’s social care White Paper, which…
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Alone this Christmas?

Written on November 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm, by

Samantha Alleyne of the Abbeyfield Society explains what they are doing to reduce loneliness at Christmas. At Abbeyfield, we are very supportive of the aims of ‘Campaign to End Loneliness’.  In fact the Abbeyfield Society was set up with the sole purpose of alleviating loneliness for older people. We all know that Christmas can be the…
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7 Billion Reasons to Act on Loneliness

Written on November 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm, by

Rob Clyne reflects on our ageing global population and the need to address the issue of loneliness today. In an increasingly fast paced world where technology is king, older people are becoming less and less important. Online communicative applications and rapidly developing touch-screen technologies are making terrific strides in reshaping how we interact with each…
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7 Days of Isolation

Written on October 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm, by

Louise Fisher writes about her experience of taking part in Friends of the Elderly’s Isolation Week. “Shutting my door last night on my usual active life for seven days and seven nights, gave me the first indication of what lay ahead this week. I suddenly felt very stuck and hemmed in.” Could I live without…
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