There is some amazing work going on to reduce and end loneliness. Here are some websites that you may find useful.
www.campaigntoendloneliness.org: The Campaign to End Loneliness is a network of national, regional and local organisations and people working together through community action, good practice, research and policy to create the right conditions to reduce loneliness in later life.
www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk: Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. They have over 40,000 volunteers who help older people stay active, independent and able to continue to contribute to society. They do this by providing practical and emotional help where and when it’s needed.
www.ageuk.org.uk: Age UK believe in a world where everyone can love later life and is here to inspire, enable and support older people to help people make the most of later life.
www.jrf.org.uk: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation wants lasting change for people and places in poverty, communities where everyone can thrive and a more equal society. Now and for future generations.
www.mygeingparent.com: A website aimed at helping you to help your elderly parent, older friend or relative. Packed full of information, it is a proactive site, which helps you find the answers to all the questions you might have.
www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk: National charity Contact the Elderly organises free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone. Contact the Elderly recruits volunteer drivers, hosts and group coordinators to arrange the teas.
www.generationboomer.co.uk: with a range of products, tips, news and advice all aimed at helping you stay independent, productive and confident you can cope with whatever life throws at you.
www.silversunday.org.uk : Held on the first Sunday of October, Silver Sunday is a celebration of older residents and their contribution to communities. Through a variety of free activities we are offering people over 65 a chance to keep active in body and spirit, try new things, meet their neighbours and, ultimately, overcome loneliness. 208 days to go!