Alone in the crowd: loneliness and diversity

Alone in the crowd: loneliness and diversity

Authors: Simon Antrobus, Jenny Edwards CBE, Ciarán Devane, Paul Farmer, Helélna Herklots, Omar Khan, Jeremy Hughes, Richard Kramer, Tom Owen, James Taylor and Ruth Sutherland.

(May, 2014)

This collection of essays has been brought together by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) and  the Campaign to End Loneliness to shine light on the subject of loneliness, helping us to understand better who experiences loneliness, and what particular challenges they may face.

The collection is written by the leaders of organisations working with groups who are at increased risk of loneliness. It examines how loneliness can perpetuate or aggravate many of the problems faced by those already struggling with cancer, alcoholism, disability, becoming a carer, or living in a care home and explores the impact of loneliness on ethnic minority groups , older LGBT people, deafblind people and those suffering with dementia.

The essays aim to stimulate new thinking and help us to consider how to ensure that our response to loneliness meets the needs of those who experience it, in all their diversity.

Read the full collection here.