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Minister for Loneliness

Minister for Loneliness - elderly lady in a crowdThis week, Theresa May created the new role of Minister for Loneliness. The new Minister, Tracey Crouch MP, will continue the work started by the Commission on Loneliness, looking for ways to help alleviate loneliness in the UK. We think this is great news! However, there are some things that we want the Minister to be aware of as she starts her new role.     (more…)

Happy Christmas from WaveLength!

Merry Christmas from WaveLengthChristmas is nearly upon us, and with it comes the last-minute rush. There are presents to wrap, meals to cook, and journeys to make. But Christmas is also a good time to think about everything that you have achieved over the past year, and all the things that you are grateful for. At WaveLength, we are grateful for you - our supporters. Thanks to you, there are thousands more people around the UK who will be less lonely this Christmas. (more…)

Tackling isolation in cancer patients

A young smiling man, cancer and CLIC SargentThroughout 2017 we have been working with CLIC Sargent to help young cancer patients cope with the challenges of illness and treatment. Spending time in hospital can be scary and lonely – particularly for people who are transferred to hospitals far from home. It can also be difficult for their families as they visit and offer support. To help these patients and their families overcome the loneliness of their circumstances, we have developed two projects with CLIC Sargent through their outreach work and their Homes from Home. (more…)