The Campaign to End Loneliness is constituted as a programme of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.
The Campaign fits into the wider work of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and can take advantage of all opportunities for collaboration that may arise.
The Campaign aims to:
  • Build evidence
  • Convene and support the loneliness community
  • Make the case for action


The Programme Advisory Group furthers the work of the Campaign to End Loneliness by focussing on: robust use of evidence, horizon scanning and programme development.

The Group helps to ensure that Campaign outputs are high quality, relevant, consistent, accessible and in line with the Centre’s approach and the aims of the Campaign.

The Group has a central role in developing the programme as a whole as well as its delivery and impact. Major funding bids and contracts will be developed in consultation with the Group or its Chair.

The Group will take account of the finance, assurance and risk issues facing the Campaign, while these are formally the responsibility of the What Works board.


The Programme Advisory Group is made up of:

Chair – Paul Cann

Centre Executive Director – Nancy Hey

Guy Robertson (Positive Ageing)

Catherine Underwood (Nottingham City Council)