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 UK government has started work on tackling loneliness and in October 2018 has published a Strategy Document on this topic

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

BBC Radio 4’s Loneliness experiment is sharing information on what has been learnt from the 55,000 replies to its survey including  Nine Ways to Feel Less Lonely

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