This report has been produced by the Campaign to End Loneliness in partnership with Tempo Time Credits to enable the development of an understanding of the factors which contribute to loneliness in the West Wales region, and to identify effective interventions and their similarities, with regard to targeted interventions to reduce loneliness.

There are nine million lonely people in the UK and four million of them are older people, many of whom find that constant loneliness is the hardest thing to overcome, and lack the friendship and support we all need.

We have focused on Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire; where ending loneliness is a specific challenge since those counties contain many rural and isolated communities and older populations.

This report represents some of the findings from our work. It showcases innovative approaches to tackling loneliness in West Wales which may be of relevance to other areas. It also considers how these approaches can be built upon to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to make connections that matter to them.

You can read the report here.

You can read the report in Welsh here.