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