Our response to the Centre for Ageing Better’s report, “The State of Ageing 2019”

We welcome the Centre for Ageing Better’s report, The State of Ageing 2019. It shows that many of us have plenty to look forward to in later life and most people in later life report feeling connected to their communities, families and friends. But our ageing society faces pressing social and economic issues and many…
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Our statement on Janet Morrison’s departure as Chair of Campaign to End Loneliness

Janet Morrison, Chair and co-founder of the Campaign to End Loneliness has announced her departure from the role and as Chief Executive of Independent Age, which she has led for nearly 12 years. Janet Morrison said: “I shall continue to be a passionate supporter of Independent Age’s work and of the Campaign to End Loneliness…
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Campaign to End Loneliness welcomes funding news

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been awarded £100,000 of funding from DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport). The funding is administered through Big Lottery Fund and will help us look at the role of resilience and relationships in tackling loneliness. Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We are delighted…
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Action Group on Loneliness and Isolation in Scotland (AGIL) welcomes Scotland’s first loneliness strategy

Scotland’s first-ever strategy to tackle loneliness and social isolation announced today by the Minister for Older People and Equalities, has been welcomed by a coalition of leading charities. The new strategy includes many of the key recommendations made by AGIL (Action Group on Loneliness and Isolation in Scotland) to the Scottish Government. Anne Callaghan, Campaign…
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Campaign to End Loneliness response to Mims Davies MP appointment as Minister for Loneliness

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We are delighted that Mims Davies MP has been appointed as the new Minister for Loneliness. Loneliness is one of the most pressing issues our society faces and it impacts upon millions of lives. Now, we need swift movement on implementing the loneliness strategy….
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Campaign to End Loneliness response to resignation of Tracey Crouch MP

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “The Campaign to End Loneliness is saddened by the resignation of the Minister of Loneliness Tracey Crouch. Her personal commitment to tackling loneliness has given energy and urgency to this devastating issue affecting millions in the U.K. She has been a knowledgeable and passionate…
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