Loneliness

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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