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Everyone feels lonely from time to time. But for many of us, particularly those in later life, loneliness can start to define our lives and have a significant impact on our wellbeing. We've brought together advice to help if you or someone you know is lonely.

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I'm feeling lonely

If you’re feeling lonely, we’re here for you. We can give you advice and practical steps to take if you’re struggling.

Someone I know is lonely

If you’re worried that someone you know feels lonely, we've brought together advice on how you can help them.

How ͵͵ can help

The ͵͵ network provides a range of services and support that can help you stay connected, meet new people and make friends. 

Find out what services and support your local ͵͵ offers near you


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Meet Len and Ivor

92-year-old Len got in touch with his local ͵͵ to enquire about their befriending services and is now visited by volunteer befriender Ivor.

In this video, Len and Ivor talk about their growing friendship, and how ͵͵'s befriending service has made a difference.

They spend an hour each week chatting about a range of topics that interest them, and have developed a strong friendship.

Connecting digitally

The internet and digital technology can be invaluable for staying in touch with family and friends, as well as meeting new people. We've brought together information and advice to help you make the most of the internet.

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We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over 120 local ͵͵s.

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