Why Small Moments Matter

Last up, we hear from our very own Policy and Research Manager, Dr Kellie Payne on the research and evidence behind our campaign. How can small moments of connection make such a big difference? Read on to find out. Surely to tackle loneliness you must have strong connections with important people in your life? WhyRead more

‘We’re all superheroes, we just don’t know it yet.’

Jess Kitchings is a writer and the creator of The Good In Every Day, a wonderful blog featuring inspirational interviews and empowering articles about connecting with those around you and seeing the positives in our everyday interactions. Read on to find out how Jess is supporting Be More Us.  I was in a rush today.Read more

‘Sometimes in life we don’t take the time to sit and chat.’

Independent Age, the older people’s charity, provides support to older people in a number of different ways. This includes regular phone calls or visits from one of their volunteers, which is a great way to help older people stay connected to their local community. Elaine, 59, from Glasgow, has been volunteering with Independent Age forRead more

Make the Wait Great

Over half of us think our busy lives stop us from making connections with other people.   But every day we spend time waiting – at bus stops and train stations or queuing at the supermarket – that we could use to connect with people around us.  Make the Wait Great 91% of us think that smallRead more

Why Bill signed up to a Samarathon at 85

Bill Barton is a Samaritans supporter from Reigate, Surrey. The Samaritans provides free confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24/7, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. At the age of 85, Bill decided to sign up to a ‘Samarathon’ to raise money for the Samaritans, and motivate himRead more

Walk and Talk

Going for a walk is good for your head. And your heart. It’s also a great way to get out into nature, meet new people, and get to know your community. According to our recent polling, three in four UK adults say they feel there is less of a sense of community where they liveRead more

How Jackie created her own community in Sunderland

Jackie Nixon, originally from Manchester, moved to Roker in Sunderland six years ago. After her daughter moved out, and with her husband working shifts, she was on her own a lot. She wanted to feel more of a part of the community realised she didn’t know that many people locally. When Jackie found out aboutRead more