This week we are launching Spotlight on Loneliness, our initiative for 2017. Despite Britain being the Loneliness Capital of Europe, many people in the UK are still unaware of the extent of the problem or the huge variety of people affected. While most discussions on this topic tend to focus on the elderly we know that old age isn’t the only thing that makes people lonely. Through our Spotlight campaign we want to highlight the many ways that this issue can affect people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Each month this year we will focus on a different group of people impacted by loneliness or social isolation. As well as elderly people we will discuss homelessness, young people leaving care, mentally and physically disabled people, carers, refugees, survivors of domestic abuse and modern slavery. We will also be showcasing the great work done by some of our partner organisations to support people affected by these issues.
Keep an eye on our blog and social media accounts throughout 2017 to learn more about loneliness, the people affected by it and the work that we and our partner organisations across the country are doing to help tackle it. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for interviews, updates, photos, news and more.