Loneliness

Loneliness-related mental health problems impact vulnerable communities

16/05/2022

Disparities in local funding mean that vulnerable citizens are lacking access to social resources that might provide mental health support, study reveals.

Over 800 charities receive share of £4m fund to tackle loneliness

10/05/2021

More than 840 charities and community groups tackling social isolation have received a share of £4m to tackle loneliness, Government says.

New study maps loneliness during the pandemic

08/04/2021

People living in areas with higher levels of unemployment were more likely to experience loneliness throughout the pandemic, according to new research.

Report calls for a 'connected recovery' from pandemic

24/03/2021

Safer and more welcoming public spaces would help people reconnect post-COVID-19, MPs and peers have argued.

Council uses satellite-powered app to spot loneliness

19/01/2021

Leeds City Council has become the first to adopt a satellite-enabled app to tackle social isolation and loneliness in urban areas.

Government launches £7.5m loneliness package

23/12/2020

The Government has announced a £7.5m funding package to help tackle loneliness during the winter period.

Playing outside helps build ‘connected communities’, research says

17/03/2020

Researchers have called on local authorities to ‘recognise and value’ the contribution of residents who organise playing out sessions for children.

Handyperson Services ‘unsung heroes’ in supporting independent living

20/02/2020

A new report has called for the work done by Handyperson Services in keeping vulnerable people safe to be fully recognised by commissioners.

Local government sector guide to tackling loneliness launched

29/10/2019

Local authority leaders have joined forces to produce a guide on how to tackle loneliness for commissioners, service providers, councillors and others working in the sector.

£2m loneliness fund launched

15/10/2019

The Government has launched a new £2m fund to help support grassroots organisations at the frontline of tackling loneliness.

UK’s first Government fund to tackle loneliness launched

24/12/2018

The Government has launched a multi-million pound fund to help tackle loneliness across the country.

May announces £1.8m loneliness strategy

15/10/2018

Local authority leaders have welcomed the Government’s launch of a new loneliness strategy, but warned the funding will not be enough to deliver.

Libraries support people with mental health issues, say council chiefs

11/10/2018

Local government leaders have described how novel library services are helping people cope with a range of mental health problems.

‘Wake up’ to problem of loneliness, council chiefs say

01/12/2017

Council leaders have called on people to 'wake up' to problem of loneliness among the elderly which is putting an increasing burden on health and social care.

Half of UK parents suffer from loneliness, survey reveals

06/11/2017

More than half of UK parents suffer from loneliness, a children’s charity survey has revealed.

Charity finds one in eight people do not have close friends

01/03/2017

Local government leaders have called for loneliness to be recognised as a major public health issue following a report showing one in eight people have no close friends.

Half a million older people are ‘profoundly alone’, warns charity

06/01/2017

Half a million people over the age of 60 usually spend every day alone, leading to an increased demand on health services, according to new research by Age UK.

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