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New report by the Campaign to End Loneliness – Loneliness Beyond Covid  

The majority of adults think that loneliness is going to be a serious issue beyond Covid-19, according to an omnibus survey commissioned by the Campaign to End Loneliness.

These results reflected the findings of the Campaign’s new report, Loneliness beyond Covid-19. The report, which is the biggest ever review of the impact of COVID-19 on UK loneliness and what we can expect in future, found that although restrictions on social contact during lockdown were universal,  people had very different experiences of loneliness.

The report found that COVID-19 exacerbated existing inequalities, meaning that groups already at risk of loneliness – such as those who were poorer, in worse health or from ethnic minorities or LGBTQ+ communities – were at greater risk during the pandemic.  They also found that if you were already lonely before the pandemic, you were likely to become even more lonely.

You can read the report here.