Our response to the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) new data on loneliness

Today the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released new analysis and data loneliness in the UK.  They found that In 2016 to 2017, there were 5% of adults in England who reported feeling lonely “often” or “always”. Laura Alcock-Ferguson Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome the data released by ONS…
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Campaign to End Loneliness welcomes Government’s new fund for better ageing

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome the Government’s announcement of funding to take on the realities of an ageing society. Technology has a vital role to play in supporting older people to live healthy and happy lives. In turn, this will help older people living with illness or…
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“Over two-thirds of people in Glasgow have experienced loneliness”: Campaign to End Loneliness launches in Scotland

Over two-thirds of people in Glasgow have experienced loneliness The Campaign to End Loneliness and Glasgow City Council are hosting a Loneliness Summit to challenge and combat loneliness in the city 9 in 10 people in Glasgow believe loneliness in older age is now ‘more likely than ever’ Nearly two-thirds of people from Glasgow say…
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Campaign to End Loneliness welcomes Minister for Loneliness

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome the appointment of Tracey Crouch as the Minister for Loneliness, and we look forward to working with her to tackle loneliness. With 1.2 million chronically lonely older people across the UK, this appointment cannot come a moment too soon. “Loneliness is an…
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“Loneliness is not inevitable”: Campaign to End Loneliness welcomes launch of Jo Cox Commission report

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “Loneliness is an epidemic. The launch of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness report today marks a significant moment in our ambition to end this looming social crisis. Throughout 2017, the Commission has highlighted the impact that loneliness has on diverse groups. From older…
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Campaign to End Loneliness responds to new Age UK research on loneliness at Christmas

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome Age UK’s new research. Bereavement is one of the biggest triggers of loneliness, and Christmas is an emotional time of year. This can exacerbate feelings of grief, loss and loneliness. The impact of loneliness on physical and mental health can be devastating…
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