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Loneliness & Isolation Resource Hub

On this page you'll find handy guides and tools to help you run effective schemes and initiatives in your community to tackle loneliness and unwanted isolation.

Tackling loneliness in your community

  • Making a difference: A pocket guide to help you deal with loneliness (eng)

    Making a difference: A pocket guide to help you deal with loneliness

    A practical guide giving on effective ways to deal with loneliness, and to help you start conversations about loneliness with friends, family or colleagues. Produced by Ageing Well in Wales in partnership with CADR (Centre for Ageing & Dementia Research).

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  • Getting started (eng)

    Getting started

    Useful guide from from Campaign to End Loneliness on how to get started with actions to tackle loneliness where you live. More information is available on the Campaign's End Loneliness In... webpages.

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  • How you can reduce loneliness in your neighbourhood (eng)

    How you can reduce loneliness in your neighbourhood

    Guidance from JRF on tackling loneliness in your community.

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  • A handbook for cultural engagement with older men (eng)

    A handbook for cultural engagement with older men

    A great and practical little guide on engaging with older men, which includes some fantastic case studies. Produced by the The Whitworth Art Gallery at the University of Manchester.

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  • Helping your parents to overcome loneliness (eng)

    Helping your parents to overcome loneliness

    A practical guide for supporting lonely older people from When They Get Older on the impact of community approaches to tackling loneliness.

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Loneliness tools and guides

  • Let's talk about loneliness (eng)

    Let's talk about loneliness

    Short guide from JRF on the impact of loneliness on health and wellbeing.

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  • Combating loneliness: A guide for local authorities (eng)

    Combating loneliness: A guide for local authorities

    Practical guide on how to tackle loneliness at a local level from Age UK and the Campaign to End Loneliness. Primarily targeted at local authorities, but useful for anyone providing services to combat loneliness.

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  • Dementia and loneliness - video (eng)

    Excellent animation produced by CADR on how cognitive impairment can lead to loneliness.

  • Trapped in a bubble (eng)

    Trapped in a bubble: An investigation into triggers for loneliness in the UK

    A report on the triggers that cause loneliness produced by the Co-Op in conjunction with British Red Cross.

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  • Promising approaches to reducing loneliness and isolation in later life (eng)

    Promising approaches to reducing loneliness and isolation in later life

    Guide from Age UK and the Campaign to End Loneliness on how to effectively tackle loneliness.

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  • Measuring your impact on loneliness in later life (eng)

    Measuring your impact on loneliness in later life

    Recommendations from the Campaign to End Loneliness on how to evaluate the effectiveness of schemes to reduce loneliness.

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  • Hidden citizens: How can we identify the most lonely older adults (eng)

    Hidden citizens: How can we identify the most lonely older adults

    Report from the Campaign to End Loneliness on how we can identify the most lonely and isolated adults in our communities.

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  • Alone in the crowd: Loneliness & diversity (eng)

    Alone in the crowd: Loneliness & diversity

    A collection of essays from the Campaign to End Loneliness on how different people experience loneliness for different reasons and in different ways.

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  • Isolation: The emerging crisis for older men (eng)

    Isolation: the emerging crisis for older men

    Report from Independent Age on the problems of loneliness and isolation facing older men.

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