On Tuesday 8 April 2014, the Campaign to End Loneliness hosted a regional summit on loneliness in Yorkshire and Humberside. Supported by the Yorkshire Post, the event was the first 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? – Kate Jopling, Campaign to End Loneliness

Loneliness and Isolation: The National Policy Agenda – Lorraine Jackson – Acting Deputy Director, Prevention, Housing and Dementia, Department of Health

Gathering the Evidence on Loneliness Countywide: A Case Study from North Yorkshire – Dr Sylvia Bernard – University of York

Councillor Ken Wyatt – Chair of Rotherham Health and Wellbeing board

Tom Hall – Public Health Consultant, North Yorkshire

Dr Dan Roper – Chair of Hull CCG