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.

Becoming an age-friendly island Aug 2019

Like fine wine survey finds older adults more active than ever misrepresented in media/ July 2019

Active Ageing

UK-business missing trick when it comes to older people – July 2019

Social Prescribing health referrals April 2019

Social Prescribing health referrals learning from Ageing Better April 2019

Tackling Intergenerational Fairness April 2019

Age Friendly On-line ResourceApril 2019

The State of AgeingMar 2019

A Nation of WeaversFeb 2019

2018 Was The Year We Tried To Tackle Loneliness – What Changed?Dec 2018

National Measurement of Loneliness 2018Dec 2018

Seeing people as people: Final Report of the Trans Age Project

PM launches Government’s first loneliness strategyOct 2018

Recent surveys reveals the curious truth about lonelinessOct 2018

New project supports carers and people living with dementia – Sept 2018

Saga Magazine: Pill-free prescriptions for depressionSept 2018

BBC Radio 4 – Inside Health (Social prescribing) Aug 2018

Loneliness: how do you know your council is actively tackling loneliness? – July 2018

Article on AgeismJuly 2018

The Shed EffectJuly 2018

That Age Old Question – June 2018

A quarter of millennials believe depression is “normal” in older age June 2018

Tackling Loneliness – A community action planMay 2018

National campaign needed to tackle loneliness epidemicMay 2018

Health warning for employers: Supporting older workers with health conditions April 2018

Age UK blog: Analysing a recent ONS report on lonelinessApril 2018

Loneliness – What characteristics and circumstances are associated with feeling lonely?April 2018

Great things lie ahead: ageing better in our communitiesMarch 2018

Study gets almost £1 million for research to support people who are lonely and isolatedMarch 2018

It Is Time To Recognise Loneliness As An EpidemicFebruary 2018

Loneliness is finally being recognised as a risk to health. But this is just the startFebruary 2018

The Loneliness Experiment launchedFebruary 2018

Five myths about lonelinessFebruary 2018

How should we tackle the loneliness epidemic?February 2018

DR JONATHAN GRIFFITHS’ BLOG: 10 insider tips I bet you don’t know about your GPFebruary 2018

How are we still getting age in advertising so wrong?February 2018

Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation SCIE – January 2018

Sleep Disorders, Such As Sleep Apnea, Linked to DementiaJanuary 2018

Loneliness – the public health challenge of our time – January 2018

Jo Cox Loneliness Report – January 2018

“Trapped in an Empty Waiting Room”—The Existential Human Core of Loneliness in Old Age – December 2017

Radical change needed to tackle ‘unemployment trap’ leaving over a million over 50s out of workNovember 2017

Evening and Weekend Loneliness Report – October 2017

Depression affects nearly half of older adults in the UKOctober 2017

Loneliness: Do Interventions Help?October 2017

Equality and Human Rights – July 2017

The Role of the Arts and Culture in Social Care – July 2017

10% of a population’s health and wellbeing is linked to access to health care (The Health Foundation) – June 2017

A Loneliness Manifesto (Independent Age) – June 2017

Contribution of risk factors to excess mortality in isolated and lonely individuals (UK Biobank cohort study) – May 2017

How old is old? Exploring the language of agein – May 2017

Beautiful countryside hides ugly truth of social isolation – March 2017

What is Social Prescribing? (The Kings Fund) – February 2017

Have we reached the Age of No Retirement? – June 2016

Centre for Ageing Better: What makes for fulfilling work in later life? – February 2016

10 ways to beat loneliness – February 2016

Is it time for doctors to prescribe volunteering? – January 2016

NHS Choices page on loneliness in older people – November 2015

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

‘At a glance 60: Preventing loneliness and social isolation among older people’ – Social Care Institute for Excellence briefing – May 2012

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

The Campaign to End Loneliness – Loneliness Research