Loneliness and social isolation among older people in North Yorkshire: stage 2 of project commissioned by North Yorkshire Older People’s Partnership Board

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Bernard, Sylvia; Perry, Hannah
Publisher
SPRU
Date of publication
1 November 2013
Series
Working Paper: WP 2599
Subject(s)
Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The first stage of this project brought together current knowledge about the extent and nature of loneliness among older people. It presented current thinking about what a ‘good practice’ intervention or service would look like and identified sources of demographic information that provided a local context to the issues of loneliness and social isolation in North Yorkshire. 

The second stage of the research aimed to identify the range of statutory and third sector organisations in North Yorkshire that could or should be able to identify older people at risk of loneliness and /or social isolation. Through these organisations, the researchers aimed to identify the sorts of activities that exist across North Yorkshire and some of their characteristics.

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