Our response to the first anniversary of the Government’s Loneliness Strategy

The Government’s loneliness strategy for England will be one year old today. In response, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings said: “We surveyed our supporters to understand progress so far. What we found is that while the government is doing roughly what it said it would, it still isn’t making a difference…
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Our response to the new Loneliness Action Group report

Today the 50 plus members of the Loneliness Action Group call on government to reaffirm its commitment to loneliness in its new report: A connected society? Assessing progress in tackling loneliness.  Our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, said: “The Campaign to End Loneliness is delighted to have contributed to this excellent publication….
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Campaign to End Loneliness responds to British Red Cross report: ‘Barriers to Belonging’.

British Red Cross’s new report, ‘Barriers to Belonging‘, shows that people from BAME backgrounds are more at risk of experiencing certain factors that cause loneliness, like feelings of not belonging, and discrimination. It also shows that people from BAME backgrounds often face greater barriers to accessing help to join community activities, making social connections and…
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The Campaign to End Loneliness will join a coalition of charities to launch a day of action in Belfast to tackle loneliness

Belfast City Hall will host the launch of Be More Connected on Monday 17th June 2019 There will be a series of events and activities bringing people of all ages together to help tackle loneliness Belfast is known as one of the friendliest cities in the world, but loneliness and social isolation are on the…
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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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