28 July 2016

Report investigating at-risk groups for chronic loneliness released

A report commissioned by the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation into the different periods in life a person is at risk of being chronically lonely has just been published.

Loneliness Across the Life Course by Kate Jopling and Dr Isaac Sserwanja is a ‘rapid review’ of the evidence, and makes for fascinating reading for Government, health agencies and the third sector.

Click here for a PDF of the full report 

Click here for the Loneliness-Across-The-Life-Course-press-release

It was commissioned because the Foundation wants to understand more about how loneliness is experienced at different life stages, at what transitions, and in which communities. Loneliness Across the Life Course makes tailored recommendations for different sectors, largely calling for evidence gaps to filled with well-respected measurement systems, so resources can be targeted with precision.

This report was released last night (Wednesday 27 July) to coincide with the 5th anniversary of the Campaign to End Loneliness. An event to celebrate the Campaign’s achievements was held at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s offices in Shoreditch and was attended by approximately 70 people including MP Alistair Burt, former Minister for Community and Social Care.