Emerging Together: Tackling Loneliness Network Action Plan

Written by

Emily Kenward, Founder & CEO

What a privilege it is to be a voice for older who are quite often hidden behind the four walls of their homes.

In October - December 2020 we represented our scheme members and volunteers as part of a national Department for Culture Media and Sports Tackling Loneliness Network. Alongside national providers like Independent Age and Alzheimer's Society we contributed towards recommendations which have now been released in an action plan report.

Morgan Vine head of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age said:

"Time to Talk Befriending were members of the older people's advisory group for the Tackling Loneliness Network which I chaired. Their considered and insightful contribution to this group was really invaluable. Their passion to improve the lives of older people was clear and they made several really useful suggestions which I know other group members found very helpful. Their input has contributed to us creating robust recommendations for Government, and other bodies, to improve loneliness across the UK".

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