On Tuesday 8 July 2014, the Campaign to End Loneliness hosted a regional summit on loneliness in the North West. Supported by Manchester’s Ageing Well programme, the event was the second in our series of regional summits which aim to get the people who are best placed to tackle loneliness in a room and talking about the issue.

We had a fantastic turnout with representatives from older people’s groups, public health, adult services, the voluntary sector and community groups. There was a great buzz in the room and many of our attendees told us they had learned something new, made valuable new connections and were – most importantly – going to go home and make things happen in their work or community!

Here is a short video of the day’s highlights:

You can also view the full presentations, from the following speakers:

Loneliness and Isolation: What is it and why does it matter? – Jack Neill-Hall, Campaign to End Loneliness

Loneliness and Isolation: The National Policy Agenda – Gregor Henderson, Director Wellbeing and Mental Health, Public Health England

The Silver line – listening to the voices of loneliness older people – Sophie Andrews, Chief Executive Officer, The Silver Line

Panel Debate: Tackling loneliness: Whose job is it? This discussion will ask the panel and the audience to consider where the responsibility lies for addressing loneliness.