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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Campaign to End Loneliness response to Autumn Budget 2018

Sam Dick, Director of Research, Policy and Campaigns at the Campaign to End Loneliness, said:  “Several aspects of the budget could have a significant impact on tackling loneliness. We welcome the investment in mental health crisis services and the introduction of a mental health hotline. Loneliness can have an enormous impact on mental health, contributing to…
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New action group calls for Scotland to become “world leader in tackling loneliness”

Eleven leading charities and organisations have come together to call on the First Minister to ensure that Scotland becomes the world leader in tackling loneliness and isolation. The new Action Group on Isolation & Loneliness in Scotland (AGIL), is made up of Age Scotland, Befriending Networks, British Red Cross, Campaign to End Loneliness in Scotland,…
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Campaign to End Loneliness response to Welsh Government draft loneliness strategy

Claire O’Shea, Campaign Manager for Wales, said: “17% or people in Wales are always or often lonely. Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The Welsh Government’s draft strategy is the first step towards tackling this urgent issue in Wales. “Wales faces…
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Campaign to End Loneliness response to Government loneliness strategy

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We are proud to be at the forefront of the UK’s position as a world leader on tackling loneliness. This is a comprehensive Government strategy on loneliness and a vital part of our country making a real difference on this devastating issue.   “However,…
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