Social isolation and Coronavirus

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the UK, many people will be forced into temporary isolation. In response, Kate Shurety, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness said: “For many people this will be a tough, but necessary, two weeks of social isolation. Many people will miss their family and friends and taking part in…
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Campaign to End Loneliness respond to launch of Welsh Government Loneliness Strategy

The Welsh Government launched their loneliness strategy today. In response, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings said: “This strategy is an important first step in tackling loneliness in Wales, with policies across transport, health, social care and communities. A new £1.4 million fund will further drive our understanding of what can be…
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Janet Morrison and Paul Cann are awarded an OBE

Co-founder of the Campaign to End Loneliness and former Chief Executive of Independent Age, Janet Morrison has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s honours list, alongside our management group member Paul Cann.  Kate Shurety, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “We’re delighted that Janet Morrison Is being recognised for her…
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Our response to the first anniversary of the Government’s Loneliness Strategy

The Government’s loneliness strategy for England will be one year old today. In response, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings said: “We surveyed our supporters to understand progress so far. What we found is that while the government is doing roughly what it said it would, it still isn’t making a difference…
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Our response to the new Loneliness Action Group report

Today the 50 plus members of the Loneliness Action Group call on government to reaffirm its commitment to loneliness in its new report: A connected society? Assessing progress in tackling loneliness.  Our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, said: “The Campaign to End Loneliness is delighted to have contributed to this excellent publication….
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Campaign to End Loneliness responds to British Red Cross report: ‘Barriers to Belonging’.

British Red Cross’s new report, ‘Barriers to Belonging‘, shows that people from BAME backgrounds are more at risk of experiencing certain factors that cause loneliness, like feelings of not belonging, and discrimination. It also shows that people from BAME backgrounds often face greater barriers to accessing help to join community activities, making social connections and…
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