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National Grief Awareness Week: On the frontline of loss and loneliness

Bereavement is one of the main risk factors for experiencing loneliness. This is something Andrea Wren has seen first-hand through her work as funeral celebrant. Her experience of supporting people through loss and loneliness is what inspired her to raise funds for the Campaign to End Loneliness. In this blog, as part of National Grief…
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Shelagh Marshall OBE is Chair of Age Action Alliance’s Loneliness and Isolation Working Group. Back in March 2020, she shared her story of loneliness and bereavement after losing her daughter. Since then, Coronavirus has forced us into lockdown and deprived many older people from seeing their families. In this blog, Shelagh shares how she’s staying…
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Coping with loneliness and bereavement during Covid

On Thursday 30 April 2020, we hosted our first virtual Research and Policy Hub meeting on the topic of loneliness and bereavement. In this blog, we look at some of the key findings, evidence, and ideas from the event. What is grief? Does bereavement increase the risk of loneliness? We heard from a range of…
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“As a society we need to talk, listen and learn more about death”

Andy Nazer originally wrote this blog back in April, at the height of the lockdown. A lot has happened since then, so to mark Grief Awareness Week, he’s updated his blog to reflect on how the festive season will be a little different this year.  “No matter who we are, where we are, how old…
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“Grief opens the door to loneliness” – Barry’s story

Barry is one of the stars of our film The Loneliness Project, which has been seen by over 11 million people. In this blog Barry talks about how losing his wife Christine made him want to get involved in the Campaign to End Loneliness.  “Grief opens the door to loneliness” I have seen both sides of…
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