Campaign to end loneliness

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Refreshing our call to action on loneliness: Reflections from our collaborative event

What lies ahead for the next five years of loneliness?  On Wednesday 21 June, we brought together a community of passionate individuals and key thinkers to discuss how we can address loneliness in the next five years. The event was chaired by Sarah O’ Grady, Social Affairs Correspondent of the Daily Express, with panellists Noreena…
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Losing touch and loneliness: Why it matters and what you can do about it

On 23 April 2020, Kate Shurety took part in an Instagram Live Q&A with Pete Bombaci, Chief Connection Offcer of a Canadian organisation called the GenWell Project. In this blog, she outlines a number of the issues they discussed around loneliness and connection, including how Covid has led to a deficit of touch, and the…
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Hidden citizens: How can we identify loneliness in our communities?

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that addressing loneliness and social isolation among older people in our population has become something of a national priority in the United Kingdom. Secretaries of state and key ministers have made speeches about it, major national funders have set aside millions of pounds to address it and…
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