Further Reading

Loneliness is a bigger problem than simply an emotional experience and it can have a huge effect on your health. However, there is a wealth of information available online about the health effects of social isolation.

You may find some of the following links, news stories and resources interesting.

Radical change needed to tackle ‘unemployment trap’ leaving over a million over 50s out of work11/17

Evening and Weekend Loneliness Report – 10/17

Depression affects nearly half of older adults in the UK10/17

Loneliness: Do Interventions Help?10/17

Equality and Human Rights – 07/17

The Role of the Arts and Culture in Social Care – 07/17

10% of a population’s health and wellbeing is linked to access to health care (The Health Foundation) – 06/17

A Loneliness Manifesto (Independent Age) – 06/17

Contribution of risk factors to excess mortality in isolated and lonely individuals (UK Biobank cohort study) – 05/17

How old is old? Exploring the language of agein – 05/17

Beautiful countryside hides ugly truth of social isolation – 03/17

What is Social Prescribing? (The Kings Fund) – 02/17

Have we reached the Age of No Retirement? – 06/16

Centre for Ageing Better: What makes for fulfilling work in later life? – 02/16

10 ways to beat loneliness – 02/16

Is it time for doctors to prescribe volunteering? – 01/16


NHS Choices page on loneliness in older people – 11/15

ONS Report – ‘Insights into Loneliness, Older People and Well-being, 2015’ – 10/15

‘At a glance 60: Preventing loneliness and social isolation among older people’ – Social Care Institute for Excellence briefing – 05/12

AGE DOES NOT DEFINE US (The Age of no Retirement)

The Campaign to End Loneliness – Loneliness Research

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