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Speakers’ biography details – What is the global response to loneliness after Covid-19?

Written on July 11, 2021 at 7:31 am, by

Speakers biography details (more to be confirmed) Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage / Healthier Populations, World Health Organisation Dr Naoko Yamamoto was most recently WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems. Dr Yamamoto brings nearly 30 years of experience working on health in Japan and served as Senior Assistant…
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Win a copy of Noreen Hertz ‘The Lonely Century’- Photo competition

Written on June 18, 2021 at 2:04 pm, by

How do we tackle loneliness after Covid-19? Photo competition  To coincide with the publication of the paperback version of Noreen Hertz’s book The Lonely Century, we are launching a photo competition to find pictures which illustrate all the work that is being done to tackle loneliness. We are looking for pictures which encapsulate things that…
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Campaign to End Loneliness now has Instagram

Written on January 21, 2020 at 1:53 pm, by

We’ve just launched our new Instagram channel! You can expect all our latest photos, video and stories. Don’t forget to tag us in any amazing Be More Us stories using the tag @endlonelinessuk.

“We should not talk of loneliness; but of lonelinesses.”

Written on November 27, 2019 at 11:01 am, by

In this blog, our Acting Executive Director, Kate Shurety, reflects on her time representing the Campaign to End Loneliness in the Basque Country, Spain. At the start of November, I spent very productive few days in Donostia/ San Sebastian in the Basque Country, Spain. The Campaign to End Loneliness was honoured to have been invited…
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How far have the Government come in the fight to End Loneliness?

Written on October 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm, by

On the first anniversary of the Government’s loneliness strategy for England, our Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Robin Hewings, reflects on how far they’ve come, and what more the Government can do to address loneliness. Today marks the first anniversary of the loneliness strategy for England. The Government made many commitments, but one of…
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Laura says goodbye to the Campaign

Written on July 31, 2019 at 3:18 pm, by

After nine years as Executive Director at the Campaign to End Loneliness, Laura Alcock-Ferguson is stepping down. In this blog she reflects on her time here. I will forever be proud of being the founding Director. I have so enjoyed and been challenged by this journey since 2010 and I can’t quite believe I am…
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New research into the cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions

Written on September 22, 2017 at 1:00 am, by

By Laura Alcock-Ferguson Since it was founded in 2011, the Campaign to End Loneliness has brought together numerous examples of how organisations and the interventions they make have demonstrably reduced loneliness in older people. We have shared this so that others have been able to develop interventions, and demonstrate how they have reduced loneliness amongst…
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We need an outbreak of kindness

Written on June 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm, by

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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Researching Acts of Kindness and Social Ties

Written on May 30, 2017 at 10:58 am, by

Presentations from the Research and Policy Forum Meeting on 25 April 2017 On 25 April, the Campaign to End Loneliness Research and Policy Forum meeting was held at UCL. There were three presenters who have worked on kindness and social ties. Below are abstracts from their presentations and links to the presentations themselves. Changing Social…
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The launch of the Jo Cox Commission gives us permission to connect with others

Written on January 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm, by

  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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