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Loneliness & Isolation Case Studies 

On this page you can find out about some of the great work going on in communities to tackle loneliness and unwanted isolation. Get ideas, inspiration and contacts details to help support you in your own work.

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Loneliness case studies

  • AWS: Squirrel's Nest (eng)

    Alan, Don & Walter: Squirrel's Nest

    Alan, Don and Walter are all members of the Squirrel’s Nest, a Men’s Shed in Tondu, Bridgend.

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  • AWS: Arts4Wellbeing (eng)

    Arts4Wellbeing

    Bill, Chrissie, Christine and Honor all volunteer with Arts4Wellbeing. Arts4Wellbeing organise groups and activities to bring people together through arts and creativity, and is coordinated by Mike and Sara.

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  • AWS: Flintshire U3A (eng)

    Flintshire U3A

    Carole, Chris, Stuart, Elizabeth and Linda are members of Flintshire U3A (University of the Third Age), which is a volunteer-led learning group based around the principles of learning for pleasure. They run a range of activities based around learning and sharing skills between members.

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  • AWS: Solva Care (eng)

    Gill & Maureen: Solva Care

    Gill and Maureen volunteer with Solva Care, a community project set up by Solva Community Council to provide support and help for those who need it locally.

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  • AWS: Gwanwyn club (eng)

    Gwanwyn club

    Alan, Carol, Kate and Julia are members of the Gwanwyn arts club in Aberystwyth, which is coordinated by Martine. The club was inspired by the activities of the annual Gwanwyn festival organised by Age Cymru, which celebrates creativity in older age.

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  • AWS: Moorland Community Centre (eng)

    Jeanette, Linette & Ray: Moorland Community Centre

    Jeanette, Linette and Ray volunteer at Moorland Community Centre in Splott, which puts on a range of services and activities for older people.

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  • AWS: Shabir (eng)

    Shabir: Community Connector

    Shabir is a Community Connector working for Newport City Council, with a focus on BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities. The Connectors support older people to keep in touch with local activities, groups and clubs.

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  • AWS: Suzanne (eng)

    Suzanne: Read To Me

    Suzanne volunteers with the Read to Me scheme run by Torfaen Library Service, which brings people together to read with those who can’t get out to a library themselves, or are unable to read on their own due to illness or disability.

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  • Loneliness: An issue we should all be concerned about - video (eng)

    Fantastic and funny short film about how staying active and engaged with your community can prevent loneliness. Produced by Bristol Ageing Better.

  • Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness: Our stories (eng)

    Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness: Our stories

    Case studies on how neighbourhood action can tackle loneliness in your community from JRF.

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  • Loneliness: What do older people say - video (eng)

    Four people give their views on loneliness in older age. A powerful film from the Campaign to End Loneliness. Full versions of the interviews shown in this film are available below.

  • Loneliness: Aegon's Story - video (eng)

    Aegon tells his personal experience of loneliness following becoming a carer. Produced by the Campaign to End Loneliness.

  • Loneliness: Jo's story - video (eng)

    Jo talks about her experience of loneliness as an LGBT person. Produced by the Campaign to End Loneliness.

  • Loneliness: Lil's story - video (eng)

    Lil talks about her experience of loneliness from an urban persepective. Produced by the Campaign to End Loneliness.

  • Loneliness: Sally's story - video (eng)

    Sally talks about her experience of loneliness from a rural perspective. Produced by the Campaign to End Loneliness.

  • Care to listen, listen to care - video (eng)

    A film giving an overview of some of the services tackling loneliness organised by Royal Voluntary Service.

  • Setting up your own Men's Shed - video (eng)

    A film showing how to setup a Men's Shed from Men's Sheds Cymru and British Red Cross Wales.

  • Men's Sheds: Squirrels Nest - video (eng)

    Video of the men from the Squirrel's Nest, a Men's Shed in Bridgend. Produced by Red Café.