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Why Are Young People Lonely?

Young people - two boys stand apart against a brick wallOver the past few years, loneliness has become a major talking point in the UK, with multiple studies being conducted to find out who is lonely and why. Earlier this year, one such study by the Office of National Statistics found that 16-24 year olds are more likely to be lonely than people over 65. And many people, including the Minister for Loneliness Tracey Crouch, seem keen to blame this problem on technology. (more…)

MSN Campaign Against Loneliness

Today, MSN is launching a Campaign Against Loneliness, to increase awareness of the issue across the UK. And we are very happy to be taking part in the campaign! (more…)

WaveLength and the Advisory Group

Advisory Group = Two women use a tablet computer

In January, the Prime Minister asked the Office for National Statistics to find a way to measure loneliness in the population. To help with this, a Technical Advisory Group was set up. The Advisory Group includes charities, researchers, and government departments who will help identify the best way to do this. Earlier this week, our CEO Tim attended an Advisory Group meeting to hear their progress and represent WaveLength.

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