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.

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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