Community Dialogue

Feelings of loneliness and social isolation can affect people at any stage in their life, but are particularly acute for older people. Research has made important distinctions between the two states, looked at some of the risk factors and identified the effects both on individuals and public services, particularly in social care and health.

In this short Webinar Module we explore with Carol Grant the problem of loneliness and isolation that older people often suffer in our communities and discuss strategic ways that authorities and communities can work together to tackle this problem. 

This Webinar Module is developed in collaboration with the Local Government Information Unit LGiU - a think tank and local authority membership organisation as well as a registered charity; and what we are about is pretty simple. We are all about people and the places where we live: we are about the everyday essentials that make life work – health, schools, homes, jobs, support, open spaces and the rest. And the thread that weaves through all our work is our core belief that all these essentials are best when they are designed and delivered locally.

Interfaith Dialogue Documentary

Documentary about Interfaith Dialogue. Content is based on thorough research, producers view on the topic and interfaith dialogue in ASHA Centre, UK. Producer: Klemen Furman (from Slovenia, produced in Lithuania) Mentor: Saulius Beržinis (Lithuania) Interviewed: Fatima Begum (UK) and Alex Stoica (Romania) Cast: Helder Senra (Portugal

Police-Community Dialogue (Official Trailer)

'Police-Community Dialogue: A Facilitated Conversation Featuring Commentary with Harvard Law School Professor Robert C. Bordone'

Help Me! Community Dialogue

‘Help Me’ is a film of a ‘Process Drama’ theatre performance. It is intended to be used to facilitate community dialogue around domestic violence prevention. 

Community Dialogue: Women, Peace, and Security

A partnership between the Ministry of Social Solidarity’s Department of Peace Building and Social Cohesion, the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women and the European Union, Women, Peace and Security engaged in a wide variety of both modern and traditional activities designed to increase and strengthen women’s involvement in the country’s peacebuilding and nation building processes.  One of these mechanisms was the use of Community Dialogue which is a valued method of both settling and preventing conflict. This community dialogue helps to enhance the participation of Timorese women in peacebuilding and post-conflict planning.

Corporate-Community Dialogue

This film interweaves three stories about companies and communities that have found themselves in varying degrees of conflict and looked for a way out through dialogue. In each instance, the parties to the conflict used a neutral third-party mediator to help them craft a process through which they could address concerns and progressively resolve their core conflicts. 

Documentary about Caring and Loneliness for the Elderly

This is a 7 minute documentary on caring for the elderly highlighting isolation and loneliness in Ireland. We documented the stories of two elderly women who are cared for, one carer and Anne Dempsey from Third Age Ireland.

Older people talk about how frailty can lead to loneliness and isolation

Older people talk about how frailty can lead to loneliness and isolation. For more information on Age UK's research into frailty in later life, visit

What does it feel like to be old and alone?

The charity Campaign to End Loneliness says that one million of us are already suffering from acute loneliness, while two and a half million over 60s fear they could end up similarly isolated..

Help us end loneliness

Barbara Flynn felt as if life wasn't worth living, until she was put in touch with Age UK's Call in Time telephone befriending service. Just one call can change a life. To find out more about Age UK's befriending services, visit