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Lessons from lockdown: Loneliness in the time of Covid-19

In this blog, Robin Hewings, Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, introduces our report on lessons from the experience of tackling loneliness during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.    Loneliness in the time of Covid-19 The Covid-19 lockdown that started in March 2020 brought home the reality of social isolation and loneliness to…
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Life after lockdown: New research to help isolated older people post-lockdown

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, a GP and researcher in the mental health of older people based at Keele University, has written a blog for us, about her new research, funded by NIHR, to develop and study an intervention which aims to help old people who have been isolated during the COVID-19 restrictions. Impact of COVID-19 restrictions…
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Will we forget the lessons we’ve learnt from Covid-19?

Kate Jopling reflects on the groups who may need extra support in addressing loneliness as we move into the next phase of the Covid-19 crisis, who we’ll be talking about more in our next ‘Loneliness in the time of Covid-19’ discussions. Lifting of restrictions The (home) school holidays are finally here, and a rapid lifting…
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“For some of our most lonely people, life has always felt like lockdown”

Michelle Dawson, Programme Manager for Ageing Better in Middlesbrough reflects on how her organisation is responding to the new challenges of working on loneliness through lockdown, and what they are learning along the way. The ‘too hard tray’ As the dust begins to settle from the frantic and very impressive response mobilised by our local…
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