Tackling Loneliness

In the last few years the widespread occurrence and serious impact of loneliness on people’s lives has begun to be taken seriously.

Useful links

The Campaign to End Loneliness is addressing one aspect, loneliness in older people.

More widely the UK government has started work on tackling loneliness.

In the Somerset town of Frome large numbers of people have become involved in a project to connect lonely people with community activities resulting in a significant reduction in the numbers of people needing healthcare interventions

Compassionate Community Project

The town with a plan to end loneliness

The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community

In Oxford the Archway Foundation is working to tackle loneliness