10 tips to help your project reduce loneliness
This paper brings together emerging findings from the existing evidence to offer practical help to Building Connections Fund grant-holders and other projects working on reducing loneliness.
These tips focus on how services are delivered, rather than what they deliver. The aim is to help you plan and implement projects so that they work more effectively to reduce loneliness.
These tips focus on opportunities to incorporate best practice. The diversity of types of loneliness, types of interventions, target beneficiaries and locations are such that there will never be a one-size-fits-all approach to fighting loneliness. Here, we draw out promising factors, mechanisms and approaches that make existing interventions more likely to be effective. As some tips emphasise, approaches should be personalised and localised to tackle loneliness.
This was produced for grant-holders of the Building Connections fund, but can be applied to other projects tackling loneliness.
How to plan effective co-design
By Michelle Man .
On 16 December 2019.
At Christmastime many charities will be campaigning for action on loneliness. Many projects are using co-design to involve people directly in improving community spaces. What are we learning about what works?