Campaign to End Loneliness response to Government loneliness strategy

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We are proud to be at the forefront of the UK’s position as a world leader on tackling loneliness. This is a comprehensive Government strategy on loneliness and a vital part of our country making a real difference on this devastating issue.   “However,…
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Campaign to End Loneliness response to BBC’s ‘The Loneliness Experiment’

Sam Dick, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research at the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “The findings of The Loneliness Experiment come at a critical moment. With the Government due to publish its strategy on loneliness later this month, the survey results demonstrate that for real change to be achieved, clear and practical commitments need…
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Campaign to End Loneliness response to Age UK ‘All the lonely people’ report

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness “We welcome the findings of Age UK’s new report. The realities of our fast-ageing population are a major concern and must be addressed. Most shocking is how we will see the consequences within the next decade. Loneliness has a devastating impact on physical and mental…
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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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