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Resources for Policy Makers

Resources for Local Councils and other policy makers on how to understand and address loneliness

Tackling Loneliness Briefing Paper

A briefing paper produced by the TLIN Research Team summarising policy and evidence on loneliness, and providing recommendations based on our research

The Government's official strategy for tackling loneliness, published in 2018. Also see annual progress reports for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

A document produced by the House of Commons Library covering loneliness evidence and Government policy,

A policy paper produced by a the Tackling Loneliness Network, a collaboration of more than 70 organisations.

A guide to tackling loneliness at the local level produced by the Local Government Association, Campaign to End Loneliness and Age UK. 

A guide for how local councils can address loneliness in their communities, produced by the Local Government Association and the National Association of Local Councils.

An evaluation of approaches to addressing loneliness by the Campaign to End Loneliness, which also provides a framework for understanding and implementing different approaches

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