Janet Morrison, Chair and co-founder of the Campaign to End Loneliness has announced her departure from the role and as Chief Executive of Independent Age, which she has led for nearly 12 years.

Janet Morrison said: “I shall continue to be a passionate supporter of Independent Age’s work and of the Campaign to End Loneliness and proud of everything we have achieved together, through my committed and creative colleagues, past and present. I know the Campaign to End Loneliness will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said: “Janet has been an incredibly powerful advocate for the issue of loneliness and relentless in her ambition to drive it up the policy agenda. Her vision and passion has contributed directly to both the founding of our Campaign and to the impact we have had over the past eight years. She will be greatly missed by colleagues but her work and achievement has created a legacy and means many more people are ready to take on the challenge of reducing loneliness.”