Loneliness and Social Exclusion Solutions Guide

Key information for health, housing and social care professionals and carers

Loneliness & Social Exclusion Solutions Guide

Aug 13, 2019

There are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK.

There is growing recognition of the scale of loneliness in the UK and its negative impact on health and wellbeing, as evidenced by the creation in 2018 of the role of ‘Minister for Loneliness’.

Technology has a key role to play in addressing the challenges associated with social isolation.

This document outlines some of the ways technology can contribute to improving the everyday lives of people who feel isolated, and reduce demand for statutory services by improving health and wellbeing.

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