Campaign to End Loneliness response to Autumn Budget 2018

Sam Dick, Director of Research, Policy and Campaigns at the Campaign to End Loneliness, said:  “Several aspects of the budget could have a significant impact on tackling loneliness. We welcome the investment in mental health crisis services and the introduction of a mental health hotline. Loneliness can have an enormous impact on mental health, contributing to…
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New action group calls for Scotland to become “world leader in tackling loneliness”

Eleven leading charities and organisations have come together to call on the First Minister to ensure that Scotland becomes the world leader in tackling loneliness and isolation. The new Action Group on Isolation & Loneliness in Scotland (AGIL), is made up of Age Scotland, Befriending Networks, British Red Cross, Campaign to End Loneliness in Scotland,…
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Campaign to End Loneliness response to Welsh Government draft loneliness strategy

Claire O’Shea, Campaign Manager for Wales, said: “17% or people in Wales are always or often lonely. Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The Welsh Government’s draft strategy is the first step towards tackling this urgent issue in Wales. “Wales faces…
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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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