'Connecting Communities to Tackle Loneliness and Social Isolation’ brings together learnings and recommendations from services across the UK working to tackle loneliness.

It brings together the expertise of more than 50 organisations and details best practice, practical steps and challenges in delivering a community connector-style service - which aims to help people who are experiencing loneliness to build links in their local area and form social support networks.

The report collates these insights and sets out practical ways providers, commissioners, funders and government officials could help to overcome common challenges.

It also urges stakeholders including MPs, councillors and commissioners to support their local connector scheme – or the creation of one to support people who are experiencing loneliness.

Download the reports

Summary report (PDF, 6 pages, 164KB)

Full report (PDF, 46 pages, 2.2MB)