Laura Alcock-Ferguson steps down as Executive Director of Campaign to End Loneliness

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…
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“Why don’t we talk anymore?” Charity encourages people to chat with strangers to combat loneliness

Comedian Andy Parsons chats to unsuspecting strangers as part of the Campaign to End Loneliness’s new video, Let’s Talk More Comedian Andy Parsons (from Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo) fronts a new video from the Campaign to End Loneliness to encourage people to talk more. The film shows public reaction as Andy…
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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 are delighted to announce 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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