On 15 October 2020, we launched our new report, ‘Promising Approaches Revisited: Effective action on loneliness in later life’.

This report is an update to the seminal report we published jointly with Age UK in 2015, ‘Promising Approaches to reducing loneliness in later life’.

Five years on, thanks to the work of many organisations, there are government loneliness strategies in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has committed to developing one. The development of a framework approach to reducing loneliness helped local councils, commissioning bodies and service providers explore the best way forward to invest in, and run, loneliness interventions.

In 2020, the impact of Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of meaningful connections for us all. It was time to refresh this framework and look at what current promising approaches are.

The report includes thirty-three case studies drawn from across the UK. An additional twenty case studies provide additional depth to the promising approaches springing up across the country.

Read our new report, ‘Promising Approaches Revisited: Effective action on loneliness in later life.’

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Launch events

UK launch
Date: Thursday 15 October 2020

Please find the slides from our UK launch seminar.

 

If you are active in any of the devolved areas of Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, please register to join us for the relevant seminar: 

 

Wales seminar

Date: Wednesday 4 November 2020

Time: 11-1pm

Location: Online – Zoom (details to follow once registered) 

 

Scotland seminar

Date: Monday 16 November 2020

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Online – Zoom (details to follow once registered) 

 

Northern Ireland seminar 

Date: Wednesday 13 January 2021

Time: 11-1pm

Location: Online – Zoom (details to follow once registered)