Loneliness

Loneliness Campaign

Volunteering projects get slice of £2.7m fund to boost community connections

VOLUNTEERING projects in Hull and North Yorkshire are to benefit from a new £2.7m government fund aimed at boosting community connections and reducing social isolation.

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Janet Wallcraft, from Morley, who was suffering with loneliness before contacting the Silver Line, who have set her up with a telephone befriender and a penpal.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Silver Line helps Janet to escape loneliness and find her 'happy ending'

Janet Wallcraft feared she'd never have a "happy ending" after finding herself intensely lonely after returning to Yorkshire after decades away in 2014.

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The first anniversary celebrations for Time to Shine Market at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.Ted Hunter is pictured in the Frame. Picture by Simon Hulme

Celebrating three years of bringing Leeds’s lonely out of the shadows

ITS aim was simple - offer the people of Leeds living in the shadows of loneliness their time to shine.

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Time to Shine celebrated its first annivesary at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, in 2016.Ted Hunter is pictured in the Frame. Picture by Simon Hulme

Project will celebrate six years of bringing city’s lonely out of the shadows

ITS aim was simple - offer the people of Leeds living in the shadows of loneliness their time to shine.

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An inter generational pen pal project at the University of Leeds which helps combat loneliness in older people and in students settling in a new city held a celebration event where pen pals who have been writing to each other over the last few months met for the first time. Picture Tony Johnson.

Pen-pals meet up at celebration event

Letter writers in a scheme that links students with older people in a bid to tackle loneliness met face to face for the first time at a celebration event yesterday.

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Shannon, legt, and Hope, right, attend a Home-Start group in Dewsbury. Picture: Victor de Jesus/UNP

‘Shocking’ extent of loneliness in new mothers highlighted

YOUNG mothers suffering in the grip of loneliness are reluctant to get help due to fear of being judged, a charity has warned.

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Lonely millennials more likely to have mental health problems

Lonely millennials more likely to have mental health problems

LONELY young adults are more likely to have mental health problems, to have self-harmed or attempted suicide, and use technology compulsively, new research has shown.

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Fears for city’s isolated after end of £6m loneliness project

FEARS HAVE been raised that vulnerable isolated people could be left without support once funding for a £6m loneliness project runs out.

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Claire Throssell chats with Jean Leadbeater at the tea party held at the Holiday Inn in Barnsley. Picture Scott Merrylees

Campaigning parents united by grief support tea party that has brought joy to hundreds of lonely people

A MOMENT captured between two mothers who share an unimaginable pain - but who are both turning their pain into fight, to make the world a better place.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, at the launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

Jo Cox Foundation will continue to ‘push for change’ on loneliness

The sister of tragic MP Jo Cox has urged the Government to make good on its promises to tackle the scourge of loneliness, as the minister leading the charge spent a second day in Yorkshire meeting those at the front end of tackling isolation.

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Watch: Loneliness 'won't be solved overnight' says minister on Yorkshire fact-finding trip

The loneliness minister has stressed the problem will “not be solved overnight” as she choose Yorkshire for her first fact finding tour, meeting those at the sharp end of isolation.
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Young people are more lonely than those in older age groups, wide-ranging Government loneliness study finds

Young people are more lonely than those in older age groups, and women report feeling lonely more often than men, new Government data has shown.
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Tracey Crouch, who was appointed minister for loneliness in January. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Loneliness minister to visit Yorkshire hubs where volunteers fill the gaps left by austerity cuts

LONELINESS Minister Tracey Crouch will be in West Yorkshire tomorrow, to see first hand how volunteers and community groups have been left to fill the gaps left in services for vulnerable people by funding cuts.

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Artwork by 16-year-old Felicity, commissioned to illustrate Manchester Metropolitan University's new report into Youth Loneliness,  Loneliness Connects Us

Social media and poverty can increase youth loneliness, study finds

Social media and poverty can increase loneliness in young people - making them feel awkward and anxious, new research has found.

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Claire Day with specially trained 'dementia dogs' at Barnsley Day Centre's dementia group.Picture Scott Merrylees

How huskies are “touching the hearts” of dementia sufferers

A FAMILY of specially trained woolly huskies who show empathy to those around them are being used to help people with dementia, terminal illness, and long-term health conditions across Yorkshire and beyond.

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Theresa May praises Post for fight on lonely - as new minister admits there is no ‘quick fix’

THE NEW loneliness minister has admitted there will be no quick fix to tackling the “phenomenal” challenge of loneliness - as Prime Minister Theresa May commended The Yorkshire Post on its “vital” campaign to tackle the issues.

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Tracey Crouch, the newly appointed loneliness minister, in her office in Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport''''Photo by Geoff Pugh/REX/Shutterstock

The Big Interview: Loneliness Minister Tracey Crouch on the ‘phenomenal’ challenge ahead

Four years on from the launch of the Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic campaign, The Yorkshire Post speaks exclusively to the newly appointed Minister for Loneliness, Tracey Crouch

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Christine Cribb, Head of Volunteering at SSAFA

‘Urgent’ appeal to help Yorkshire’s lonely veterans in civilian life

AN URGENT appeal has been issued to help Yorkshire’s lonely veterans transition into civilian life.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater, centre, with MPs Rachel Reeves and Seema Kennedy, launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission at a special event in Batley in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

PM appoints Minister for Loneliness following Jo Cox report

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May will set out how the Government will tackle the “sad reality” of loneliness in modern life - and has started by appointing a minister to create the UK’s first ever strategy on the issue.

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Watch: Bradford filmmaker explores the lives of the lonely in new documentary

A young Bradford filmmaker who was moved by research highlighting the devastating reach of loneliness will have her film shown to community groups and on big screens in her home city to show those affected that they are not alone.

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