Working with older people to reduce social isolation and loneliness
The aim of this short guide produced by Age Better in Sheffield is to set out practical evidence about what’s worked, drawing on lessons from some of the 14 partners who are delivering projects as part of Ageing Better. Whilst this guide looks specifically at the housing sector, many of the themes they have identified have wider applicability to the design of any programmes seeking to reduce loneliness and isolation across all age groups.
The Ageing Better programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, aims to help fill that gap. A six-year, £78 million investment, the fund aims to improve the lives of people aged 50 and over and the design of future work in this area by:
- testing new services to reduce social isolation and loneliness
- sharing evidence of findings.