Loneliness Directory

"Jo always looked forwards, not back: she would have said that what matters most now are the actions, big and small, that people take in response to the commission's work. That's a responsibility for all of us."

Seema Kennedy MP and Rachel Reeves MP

Support for Older People

Age UK  - Providing help and support in older age, including weekly friendship calls and an advice hotline

Alzheimer's Society- Support and advice for those living with or helping those with Alzheimers or Dementia 
Image result for contact the elderly logo Contact the Elderly - They provide a friendship service where over 75's can be hosted for afternoon tea on one Sunday afternoon a month
Image result for independent age logo Independent Age - Advice on matters of care and support, money and benefits, and health and mobility, including to tackle loneliness.
Image result for royal voluntary service logo Royal Voluntary Service - Supports older people in need, both within their communities and within hospitals 
Related image The Silver Lineprovides support, information and friendship services for older people aged over 55 who may feel lonely.
The Campaign to End Loneliness - offers useful guidance to people experiencing loneliness and run campaigns to increase understanding of loneliness

 

Support for Specific Groups

Image result for carers uk logo Carers UK - Provides support for and connects carers so that they are part of a helpful community 
Image result for refugee action logo Refugee Action -provides help and support to refugees and asylum seekers who are joining new communities 
Image result for action for children logo Action for Children - Aiding vulnerable children through services and programs, including how to help children feel that they belong
Related image Gingerbread - Programs for single parents 

 

Volunteering Opportunities

There’s good evidence that volunteering helps both the person who volunteers as well as the people or cause they support. Most of the large organisations working to tackle loneliness offer volunteering opportunities including the Royal Voluntary Service, Age UK and Carers UK. 

Image result for do it volunteering logo Do It - A cohesive website listing local volunteering opportunities 
Related image NCVO - A database of local volunteer centres 
Related image Volunteering Walesa network of support organisations that offer volunteering opportunities.
Image result for the great get together  The Great Get Together is a nationwide community event which takes place every June to celebrate, in Jo’s words, that we have more in common than that which divides us. 

 

Connecting with new people

Image result for british red cross logo British Red Cross - Provides local loneliness help through their 'connecting communities' group

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The Coop -  They have engaged in campaigns to address loneliness, tackle modern slavery and build safer communities.

Image result for meetup ad logo Meetup - This website and app enables you to find and join local groups that share your interests.

 

Getting Emotional Support

Image result for mind logo Mind - Providing support for people with mental illness, through groups, counselling and online resources. 

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Samaritans - Provides support for people in distress or despair. Their most recent campaign is targeting men, who often feel unable to express their feelings.