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What is the global response to loneliness after Covid-19 – international webinar 20 July

Written on July 5, 2021 at 10:38 am, by

This international webinar on 20 July is an opportunity to hear more from countries around the world about the lessons learnt from their experience in tackling loneliness during a pandemic. The event is organised by the Campaign to End Loneliness with support from the Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection and is the inaugural event…
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Bereavement in the Time of Covid-19

Written on June 20, 2021 at 10:20 pm, by

Covid-19 has both led to more people being bereaved as well as massively disrupting the normal ways in which we grieve and are supported. Bereavement has been an important issue for us throughout the pandemic with a research and policy hub, podcast, a dedicated session in our Loneliness in Covid series and now a report…
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Guest Blog: Don’t mention the ‘L’ word! Should we be talking about loneliness, or tackling it by stealth?

Written on May 5, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

Don’t mention the ‘L’ word: should we be talking about loneliness, or tackling it by stealth? “But I don’t WANT to be surrounded by ‘lonely people” protests a woman invited into a ‘lonely lunch club’. While exaggerated for effect as part of a training session, this illustration from Graham Ogilvie really struck me. After many…
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Loneliness in the time of Covid-19 Workshop Summary – Conversations

Written on March 31, 2021 at 3:17 pm, by

In this blog, Programme Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness Robin Hewings reflects on the most recent ‘Loneliness in the time of Covid-19’ workshop. It explored what we’ve learnt about keeping up conversations during the pandemic.   It was great to be back in a virtual “room” full of people committed to addressing loneliness and social…
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Lessons from Lockdown: Loneliness in the time of Covid-19

Written on February 10, 2021 at 3:18 pm, by

In this blog, Robin Hewings, Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, introduces our report on lessons from the experience of tackling loneliness during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.    The Covid-19 lockdown that started in March 2020 brought home the reality of social isolation and loneliness to the general public as never before….
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Loneliness in West Wales Report Published

Written on February 9, 2021 at 12:59 pm, by

In our latest blog Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings discusses the findings of our new report, ‘Loneliness in West Wales’.   Our new report, ‘Loneliness in West Wales’ is the culmination of our work in the region that started in 2017. The aim of the report is to leave a legacy that brings together the learning and…
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Open Arms: The Role of Pubs in Tackling Loneliness – New Research Published

Written on February 4, 2021 at 1:20 pm, by

Following the launch of the ‘Open Arms: The Role of Pubs in Tackling Loneliness’ Report published by Loughborough University, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, has written a blog about why – when lockdown ends – pubs can play a key role in becoming community hubs tackling loneliness and social isolation.   …
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Working on the frontline of loss and loneliness

Written on December 3, 2020 at 7:23 pm, by

Bereavement is one of the main risk factors for experiencing loneliness. This is something Andrea Wren has seen first-hand through her work as funeral celebrant. Her experience of supporting people through loss and loneliness is what inspired her to raise funds for the Campaign to End Loneliness. In this blog, as part of National Grief…
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Promising Approaches Revisited

Written on October 8, 2020 at 3:36 pm, by

Following the launch of our new report, ‘Promising Approaches Revisited: Effective action on loneliness in later life’, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, has written a blog about why we updated our seminal 2015 report, what has changed on loneliness since then, and what we learnt from the 140 attendees of the…
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Connecting in Care Homes through Covid

Written on September 29, 2020 at 5:33 pm, by

This year, loneliness has achieved a new intensity for too many older people. Connection has never been more important – particularly for those in care homes and living with dementia. Our Campaign Manager for England, Andy Nazer, writes about the terrible toll of people in care homes, isolated from their friends and family.  Back in…
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