Campaign to end loneliness

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We need an outbreak of kindness

On Wednesday 7th June, Marcus Rand, our Director of Communications and Development, gave a speech at the Women’s Institute Annual Conference. Read an excerpt of it below. Loneliness has become a major issue for us all, whatever our age. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Campaign to End Loneliness’ founder funder, released research showing that loneliness…
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Loneliness is everyone’s business

Janet Morrison reflects on six years of the Campaign to End Loneliness. When we set up the Campaign to End Loneliness 6 years ago some people thought it was actually laughable that loneliness could be a policy issue. Everyone gets lonely right? What on earth can the government, or anyone else for that matter, do…
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The launch of the Jo Cox Commission gives us permission to connect with others

  Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, celebrates the launch of the Jo Cox Commission Last week I heard a mother ask her little girl, who was watching a group of children playing nearby in the park “do you want to go and speak to them?” The 3-year-old girl seemed to need…
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Dr Nigel Acheson: Give a little time to help the isolated stay well this winter

For most, the festive period is a time for taking some precious time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends.  But for those whose family may be far away or who sadly are on their own it can be a desperately lonely time. As a doctor,  it is my concern that not…
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A simple way to help combat loneliness around Valentine’s Day, and beyond: printable conversation cards

Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly, and while most of us look forward to it, it can be a time that many come to dread as it’s filled with reminders of those that they can no longer share the day with.  With this in mind, Rachel Seabrook, Clinical Lead at an organisation which makes products to…
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