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The Youth Loneliness Scale: What does loneliness mean to young people?

Principle Investigator Prof Jennifer Lau and Research Associates Dr Laura Riddleston (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr Lily Verity (University of Manchester) explain the initial findings of their research project: the Youth Loneliness Scale (YLS).  Lily Verity will be presenting at the Campaign to End Loneliness conference on Thursday 8 February for our session…
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How can we measure loneliness using technology?

Jessica Rees, Research Associate from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London, explains more about the use of technology to detect or predict loneliness in older adults. How can we measure loneliness using technology? “I am—yet what I am none cares or knows” extract of poem by John Clare. Loneliness, a subjective feeling, which…
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Loneliness measurement explored: Future directions on loneliness measurement

We recently held a series of events as part of our Research and Policy Forum to explore the evaluation and measurement of loneliness. You can read more about our work on loneliness measurement and access watch these events via our Evaluation and Measurement page. In anticipation of these events, Professor Simon Hunter from Glasgow Caledonian…
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Tackling loneliness amongst younger people in the Netherlands

Join Us is a non-profit organization in the Netherlands that has measurably reduced loneliness among younger people aged 12 to 25. Since 2016, this program has helped thousands of young people from more than 63 municipalities across the country.  Kyra Haerkens, Quality Coach at Join Us explains more. Join Us wants to help youngsters build…
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Using a loneliness scale: Benefits, drawbacks and good practice

Over the past few months, we’ve been thinking a lot about the benefits and challenges of evaluating the impact of services and activities on loneliness in older age. We’ve had the privilege of talking to a wide range of organisations – from small befriending schemes to large housing associations – about impact measurement at two…
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Loneliness, isolation and wellbeing in older age

In April, the NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) and the Campaign to End Loneliness hosted a joint event to showcase some of the latest research into loneliness, isolation and wellbeing in older age. Over 200 delegates came – representing universities, local government, older people’s forums and charities. We heard about new evidence, debated…
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