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Action Group on Loneliness Policy

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We are delighted to be a member of the Action Group on Loneliness Policy.  The action group was set up in 2019 and has already worked with MLAs in the Northern Ireland Assembly to set up an All Party Group on Loneliness.  We are calling on the Assembly to develop and implement a strategy on loneliness for Northern Ireland.

Loneliness affects people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Feelings of loneliness are likely to affect us all at some point. In this time of pandemic, crisis and lockdown we need to address loneliness more than ever.

Cross -Organisational Letter on Loneliness Strategy

The Action Group on Loneliness Policy has now sent a letter to the First Minister and deputy First Minister signed by over 70 organisations calling for a loneliness strategy for Northern Ireland.

Campaign to End Loneliness 

A national charity, the Campaign to End Loneliness, has published a new report calling for action by the Northern Ireland government to develop a cross-departmental loneliness strategy. The Campaign has joined a call by 73 organisations in an open letter to the First and deputy First Ministers to urgently start work on a strategy.

The new report is based on interviews with people at risk of loneliness in Northern Ireland, academic evidence and analysis of loneliness strategies and action plans across Britain and Ireland.

The Campaign to End Loneliness’ report: Loneliness in Northern Ireland: A Call to Action, has been produced in close collaboration with colleagues in the Action Group on Loneliness Policy.

Read the report here

 

Last updated: Mar 24 2021

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