Campaign to End Loneliness welcomes £20 million investment to tackle loneliness

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome the news today of the Government’s £20 million investment to help tackle loneliness; a timely announcement during Loneliness Awareness Week. Our research found the costs of loneliness to be around £6,000 per person in health costs and pressure on local services. The…
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Tackle Loneliness with the World Cup this summer

This year, the World Cup will bring together people of all ages, genders and backgrounds to celebrate the world’s favourite sport. But not everyone has a friend to watch the game with. There are 9 million lonely people in the UK and 4 million of those are older people. To celebrate the World Cup in…
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Campaign to End Loneliness welcomes RCGP calls to tackle loneliness ‘epidemic’

Sam Dick, Director of Campaigns at the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We welcome the RCGP’s calls to tackle the loneliness epidemic. Loneliness is a looming social crisis and needs a joined-up, robust approach to tackle it, as set out in the RCGP’s manifesto and community action plan.Our research found that three-quarters of GPs report…
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Have we forgotten how to make friends?  

New research finds that over half of UK adults say it’s been “a long time” since they made a new friend  Over half of UK adults feel it’s been a long time since they made a new friend Almost half (49%) say that their busy lives stop them from connecting with others Almost 9 in…
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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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