EFL and British Red Cross to tackle loneliness together

The English Football League (EFL) and the humanitarian charity, British Red Cross, are joining forces in a new partnership that will use the power of football to support those experiencing loneliness in England and Wales. From the start of the 2022/23 season, the British Red Cross will become the EFL’s Official Charity Partner with both organisations combining efforts to reduce isolation in communities around the country via the EFL and its 72 clubs. Chronic loneliness can have a serious impact on wellbeing and currently the British Red Cross’ works with…

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Nearly One in Five People Globally Experience Consistent Loneliness, According to New Study from the Ad Council

The Ad Council has announced new research findings regarding the current state of loneliness around the world. [1] The study revealed that nearly one in five (19%) report that they always or often feel alone. [2] Over a quarter (27%) report regularly feeling physically or socially isolated (whether by choice or not) on a regular basis. In addition, while interventions previously implemented on a broader scale have either focused on older adults or the general population, the study revealed that younger people are more likely to feel alone and experience…

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Humana, Papa and Uber Health Join Industry Leaders to Remind Public They’re “Far from Alone” in Combatting Loneliness and Social Isolation

Humana Inc., in partnership with Uber Health, Papa, Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness, and the NASA-funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) today announced the launch of “Far from Alone” – a public health awareness campaign to address health-related social needs and promote understanding of loneliness and social isolation, issues that are exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. “Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health concerns, especially among older Americans. Because of social distancing efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19, millions of people are experiencing the…

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Cadbury Dairy Milk announces partnership with Age UK to help combat loneliness

In a typical week almost 2.6 million people aged 65 and over speak to three or fewer people they know, with over 225,000 often going a week without speaking to anyone at all. New research revealed today by Cadbury Dairy Milk and Age UK illustrates the impact of loneliness with over half a million of those who’ve been lonely claiming it stops them going out and about in everyday life with almost 4.5 million older people claiming to have felt lonely during later life. That’s why Cadbury Dairy Milk is…

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Scottish Government Launches New National Strategy to Tackle Loneliness and Isolation.

A new national strategy, one of the first in the world, is being developed to tackle loneliness and isolation.  The draft plan, now open for consultation, will look at the causes of social isolation and loneliness and how they can be addressed. Views are also being sought on how communities can build on the work of the Scottish Government, and lead on ensuring those at risk of becoming lonely or isolated have access to the right support networks. Launching the draft strategy and consultation on a visit to the Hidden…

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