Helping people make better connections Helping people to make better connections is a key theme for us. Public transport helps to keep people socially connected, either with existing connections, or by fostering new connections in stations or on the train as they go about their journey. We are really pleased to be partners with TransPennine… Read more »
Speakers biography details (more to be confirmed) Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage / Healthier Populations, World Health Organisation Dr Naoko Yamamoto was most recently WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems. Dr Yamamoto brings nearly 30 years of experience working on health in Japan and served as Senior Assistant… Read more »
Loneliness Explored – our podcast series on loneliness (2021) Loneliness Explored was our limited series of podcasts on different aspects of loneliness produced during Covid-19. Each episode looked at an aspect of loneliness whether it is bereavement, communities, conversations and psychology. Many thanks to our expert contributors including: Michelle Dawson, who has worked at the… Read more »
In this blog, our Acting Executive Director, Kate Shurety, reflects on her time representing the Campaign to End Loneliness in the Basque Country, Spain. At the start of November, I spent very productive few days in Donostia/ San Sebastian in the Basque Country, Spain. The Campaign to End Loneliness was honoured to have been invited… Read more »
On the first anniversary of the Government’s loneliness strategy for England, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, reflects on how far they’ve come, and what more the Government can do to address loneliness. Today marks the first anniversary of the loneliness strategy for England. The Government made many commitments, but one of… Read more »
After nine years as Executive Director at the Campaign to End Loneliness, Laura Alcock-Ferguson is stepping down. In this blog she reflects on her time here. I will forever be proud of being the founding Director. I have so enjoyed and been challenged by this journey since 2010 and I can’t quite believe I am… Read more »
By Laura Alcock-Ferguson Since it was founded in 2011, the Campaign to End Loneliness has brought together numerous examples of how organisations and the interventions they make have demonstrably reduced loneliness in older people. We have shared this so that others have been able to develop interventions, and demonstrate how they have reduced loneliness amongst… Read more »
On Wednesday 7th June, Marcus Rand, our Director of Communications and Development, gave a speech at the Women’s Institute Annual Conference. Read an excerpt of it below. Loneliness has become a major issue for us all, whatever our age. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Campaign to End Loneliness’ founder funder, released research showing that loneliness… Read more »
Presentations from the Research and Policy Forum Meeting on 25 April 2017 On 25 April, the Campaign to End Loneliness Research and Policy Forum meeting was held at UCL. There were three presenters who have worked on kindness and social ties. Below are abstracts from their presentations and links to the presentations themselves. Changing Social… Read more »
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