The Campaign to End Loneliness believes that no one who wants company should be without it. Our work inspires thousands of organisations and people to do more to tackle the health threat of loneliness in older age through community action, good practice and evidence. Age UK Oxfordshire, Independent Age, Manchester City Council, Royal Voluntary Service and Sense provide governance and strategic direction for Campaign. For further information visit our website at

This guidance updates and replaces our previous online toolkit, Loneliness and Isolation: A toolkit for Health and Wellbeing Boards. The resources provided here are aimed at local authorities and commissioners from adult social care, clinical commissioning groups and public health teams but are also relevant to many local stakeholders from across the community, beyond the health and social care sector.

The evidence and case studies used in the Loneliness Framework section is set out in a report from the Campaign to End Loneliness and Age UK, Promising Approaches to reducing loneliness and isolation in later life.

To provide feedback on this guidance or to contribute case studies or updated information, please contact the Campaign to End Loneliness.