Laura Alcock-Ferguson recently decided to step down as Executive Director the Campaign to End Loneliness after leading it for the past nine years.

She will move onto a new leadership role later this year and will be with the Campaign until 31 July.

The Campaign to End Loneliness will recruit an executive director shortly.

In the coming months, the Campaign’s senior management team (Kate Shurety, Director of Development and Communications and Robin Hewings, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research) will ensure our plans for this year remain on course and the team as a whole (including recent new recruits) will focus on working in partnership, championing the issue and sharing research and innovation at our upcoming events.

Laura said: “So many people I have worked with have been an inspiration to me, from older people I have met, researchers, funders, local groups combating loneliness or colleagues working overseas, and have been a major part of that movement for change on loneliness. Awareness of the issue of loneliness has grown hugely in the last decade, and seeing it through to firm policy commitments from UK-wide governments has been a particularly satisfying part of my last few years here”.