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
- Can Do Guide – guidance and tips for negotiating community action.
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]