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Our publications and reports on loneliness research, policy and practice.

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Front page of Age UK Travelling CompanionsTravelling CompanionsIn June 2022, Age UK set up a pilot programme to support lonely and isolated older people to get out and about, by matching them with trained volunteers or staff members called Travelling Companions. The …Front page of Age UK Travelling Companions2023/12/02Download
Front page of Campaign to End Loneliness report which shows a photo of a man smiling and holding his hand up in the air. The text reads, 'The State of Loneliness 2023: ONS data on loneliness in Britain. June 2023'The State of Loneliness 2023: ONS data on loneliness in BritainWe worked with Dr Heather McClelland of the University of Glasgow to analyse ONS data on loneliness from their Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OLS) between March 2020 and January 2023. The appendix includes tables with …Front page of Campaign to End Loneliness report which shows a photo of a man smiling and holding his hand up in the air. The text reads, 'The State of Loneliness 2023: ONS data on loneliness in Britain. June 2023'2023/07/04Download
Front page of report. Loneliness at work.Loneliness at workThis report explores the extent of loneliness at work in the UK and whether different groups are impacted differently.Front page of report. Loneliness at work.2023/03/15Download
Front page of report. Measuring your impact on loneliness in later lifeMeasuring your impact on loneliness in later lifeThis guidance offers information and advice on choosing and using a scale to measure the impact of your services on loneliness in older age.Front page of report. Measuring your impact on loneliness in later life2023/03/15Download
Missing MillionsMissing MillionsOur practical guide and report provides guidance on how to find the loneliest in our communities.Missing Millions2022/12/19Download
Psychology of lonelinessPsychology of lonelinessHow can we can use approaches from psychology to help us address how loneliness affects how people think and feel? This report also recommends how we can provide better support for those feeling lonely.Psychology of loneliness2022/12/19Download
Cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventionsCost-effectiveness of loneliness interventionsResearchers from the London School of Economics were commissioned to carry out research review about the cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions.  Cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions2022/12/19Download
Addressing loneliness in lockdownAddressing loneliness in lockdownHow are communities are responding to loneliness during the pandemic, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead? A report from an event held with the Local Trust on loneliness during Covid-19.Addressing loneliness in lockdown2022/12/19Download
Promising Approaches RevisitedPromising Approaches RevisitedOur Promising Approaches Framework presents a Framework approach to reducing loneliness to help local councils, commissioning bodies and service providers explore the best way forward to invest in, and run, loneliness interventions.Promising Approaches Revisited2022/12/19Download
Lessons from LockdownLessons from LockdownLessons from Lockdown sets out what we heard from charities and organisation which supported people during Covid-19. ItĀ  offers practical guidance, hints and tips for organisations and individuals working to tackle loneliness and social isolation.Lessons from Lockdown2022/12/19Download
Front page of Tackling Loneliness through the built environment reportTackling loneliness through the built environmentTackling loneliness through the built environment was published in October 2022 and sets out why the built environment matters for loneliness, what features make a difference to our experience and how this can be achieved.Front page of Tackling Loneliness through the built environment report2022/12/19Download
Bereavement in the time of Covid-19Bereavement in the time of Covid-19An overview of learning shared by some of the UK’s leading charities on how to support people who have been bereaved duringĀ  the pandemic.Bereavement in the time of Covid-192022/12/19Download
Loneliness Beyond Covid-19Loneliness Beyond Covid-19This report presents a significant analysis of the factors that made some people more likely to experience chronic loneliness during the pandemic.Loneliness Beyond Covid-192022/12/19Download
Conversations through Covid-19Conversations through Covid-19This report summarises our learning on supporting people to remain connected during the pandemic.Conversations through Covid-192022/12/19Download
Reconceptualising Loneliness in LondonReconceptualising Loneliness in LondonThis research was carried out on behalf of the Greater London Authority to find out what are the factors that make some Londoners more lonely than others.  Reconceptualising Loneliness in London2022/12/19Download