Tag Archives: Loneliness

Let’s Talk Loneliness winter campaign

This winter, OCS have launched their Let’s Talk Loneliness calendar that each day will share practical advice, inspiring stories, and support routes to encourage people to take the first steps to alleviate loneliness in themselves and others. They’d welcome your support … Continue reading

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Loneliness workshop – event report

On 4th December Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly hosted a workshop to highlight the issue of loneliness in Shropshire. The workshop was supported by a range of local and regional speakers and highlighted a wide range of different experiences … Continue reading

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Loneliness Annual Report: the first year

Everyone will know someone who has been lonely. The vast majority of us will feel this way at some point in our lives. Since the world’s first minister responsible for tackling loneliness was appointed by the government in January 2018, … Continue reading

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VCSA Loneliness Workshop 04.12.2019

Loneliness and social isolation are an increasing issue in the UK. Being isolated or lonely has far reaching and sometimes devastating effects on individuals and health and care systems. The effects of loneliness and isolation have been linked to other … Continue reading

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Government’s work on tackling loneliness

Tackling loneliness matters to everyone: individuals, employers, communities, educators and health professionals. Supporting people to have meaningful social relationships is not just crucial to people’s physical and mental health. It also affects their engagement in the workplace and wider community … Continue reading

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National Association of Local Councils considers Loneliness

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) joint work with the Local Government Association (LGA) and The Campaign Company (TCC) is to continue with an initiative to tackle loneliness. The group recognises that loneliness doesn’t just impact on an individual’s … Continue reading

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Building Connections Fund (Loneliness)

New Fund to Tackle Loneliness in England Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in England can apply now for grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 to support current work that helps to prevent or reduce loneliness and help people, … Continue reading

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Government Launches Call For Evidence On Loneliness Strategy

The Government’s Loneliness Strategy will be its first step in tackling the long-term challenge of loneliness. Loneliness is a complex issue that affects many different groups of people, and its evidence base is still developing. The Government’s approach will be … Continue reading

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A focus on loneliness this Bank Holiday

Many of us will have a busy Bank Holiday seeing friends and family but it is also a good time to be reminded about the work taking place to recognise loneliness and its impact on people of all ages. In … Continue reading

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Loneliness – What Characteristics And Circumstances Are Associated With Feeling Lonely?

This week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released an analysis of characteristics and circumstances associated with loneliness in England using the Community Life Survey, 2016 to 2017. The focus of this article is on identifying personal characteristics and circumstances that increase or … Continue reading

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