From 2021 to 2024, the Campaign to End Loneliness was generously hosted by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, the UK’s leading authority on wellbeing evidence, policy and practice. The Centre operated from 2014 to 2024 and during this time it supported the national conversation and action on loneliness. 

Social connection is one of the most important drivers of wellbeing. For this reason, the Centre had a programme of work to understand what works to tackle loneliness and reduce inequalities. This focus on increasing the evidence base and turning this evidence into action took the form of various analyses, reports, briefings and resources. 

We are pleased to host some of the key loneliness publications from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing on our website: 

You can read more about what the Centre achieved over the last ten years in understanding loneliness and connection, and their considerations for what needs to happen next in their deep-dive on loneliness blog post.