Founding director of the Campaign to End Loneliness recognised in New Year’s Honours

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Founding Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness has been recognised in this year’s New Year’s Honours for her work on the issue on developing the Campaign since its inception in 2011. Since it launched ten years ago  the Campaign to End Loneliness has raised awareness of the issue, and worked to grow the evidence-base on loneliness…
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Campaign’s new report calls for urgent action to tackle critical issue of loneliness

The charity’s new report, ‘Promising Approaches Revisited‘, calls for urgent action by governments across the UK, health bodies, funders and service providers to better address the critical issue of loneliness. The call comes as the results of a UK-wide survey (also revealed today), highlight the devastating impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having by amplifying…
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Campaign release landmark report, The Psychology of Loneliness

The charity’s new report is the first of its kind to look at how psychological approaches can help tackle loneliness. Due to lockdown, more people than ever before are reporting feelings of loneliness. Mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and positive psychology are all approaches that can help people who are feeling lonely. The report has…
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Our response to new Government campaign to tackle loneliness during Coronavirus

The Government have just launched a new campaign to tackle loneliness during the Coronavirus lockdown. Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive of Independent Age and Chair of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome the Government’s initiative to highlight and support people struggling with increased isolation and loneliness due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Even before…
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Coronavirus and self-isolation for over 70s

The Government have announced that anyone over 70 should self-isolate as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This will have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of millons of older people. Our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, responds: “First and foremost, older people and vulnerable people are…
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An update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and social connections

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the UK, it will be harder for people to maintain their social connections.   In response, Kate Shurety, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness said:   “For many people there will be a tough, but necessary period of social isolation. Many of us will miss family and friends and taking part in…
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