A set of resources to help individuals, groups, communities and neighbourhoods take a closer look at – and to reduce – loneliness.
JRF and JRHT’s Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness has been a three-year action research programme exploring and identifying what makes us feel lonely where we live and work and what we can all do about it – personally and professionally.
This resource pack brings together the lessons and experiences from the programme and includes:
- Living with loneliness? – a four-page summary of the causes of loneliness, with infographics;
- Let’s talk about loneliness – a four-page summary of ideas and actions to reduce loneliness, with infographics;
- Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness: our stories – a collection of case studies from some of the people involved;
- Working with your community to address loneliness – top tips from our external evaluators;
- How you can reduce loneliness in your neighbourhood (the process);
- Let’s talk about loneliness session plans – five one-hour group work sessions to get you thinking and talking about loneliness.
- Can a neighbourhood approach to loneliness contribute to people's well-being?- a research evaluation of the loneliness program.
- Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness: a briefing for local government - explaining what worked and links to further resources that could inform local authority policy and practice.
Living with loneliness? (173.32 KB, PDF)
Let’s talk about loneliness (364.52 KB, PDF)
Neighbourhood approaches to loneliness: our stories (456.14 KB, PDF)
Working with your community to address loneliness (115.69 KB, PDF)
How you can reduce loneliness in your neighbourhood (217.82 KB, PDF)
JRF_Loneliness_Sessions.pdf (108.11 KB, PDF)
If you would like support or advice about using these resources, or for updates on the work of the programme, please contact [email protected]