Five ways to check-in with the people around you – #HaveAChat

During lockdown, more people in the UK and Ireland have experienced loneliness than ever before 1,2 and while the causes of loneliness are complex, there are little ways you may be able to help. From a friendly smile to a stranger to helping a neighbour with their shopping, it’s often these small moments of connectionRead more

Looking out for loneliness – #HaveAChat

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, more people experienced loneliness than ever before.1,2 For many across the UK and Ireland, lockdown may have been their first experience of isolation and loneliness. But for millions of people, even before lockdown, loneliness was an everyday reality. Biopharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb and the Campaign to End Loneliness haveRead more

Have A Chat – and help tackle loneliness

During lockdown, more of us have been affected by loneliness than ever before.1,2 Take the time to check-in with those around you. You never know the difference it could make.  #HaveAChat For many people across the UK, lockdown may have been their first experience of isolation and loneliness. But even before lockdown, for millions ofRead more

Feeding the Comm-unity – #QuarantineQuilt

Wonderful contributions to our Executive Director, Kate Shurety’s, Quarantine Quilt continue to keep the Royal Mail Postal Service in business! In this blog we’re sharing some of the stories of connection people have shared alongside their contributions, and what’s helping them stay connected, even when we’re far apart.   Comm-unity When I received Kate’s invitationRead more

Just Call

Be More Us is about making connections. And now more than ever, those connections matter.  But for many people who don’t have access to the internet or smartphones, this can be difficult. For a lot of older people the phone is the easiest, most accessible way to keep in touch. While the number of older people using digitalRead more

Keeping it in the family – #QuarantineQuilt

When our Executive Director, Kate Shurety, began her Quarantine Quilt project, she had no idea how many people would want to get involved. Some of these people included three generations of the family of our Communications Officer, Lexy Matthews. She has written a blog about their contributions, and what being connected to others means toRead more

Connecting through creativity – #QuarantineQuilt

Inspired by having to adapt her fiftieth birthday party due to Covid, our Executive Director, Kate Shurety, has been spending her free time since lockdown on a creative project: a quarantine quilt. This is her blog about the experience. Isolation celebrations “I went into lockdown the weekend before it became official. I called off myRead more