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Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. Interventions for loneliness and social isolation. University of York. Evidence briefings. 2014
Social isolation is the lack of social contact or support; loneliness is the feeling of being alone or isolated.
Loneliness is a multifaceted issue and may not be simply resolved by tackling one aspect alone.
General practitioners may be well-placed to identify people who are, or who are at risk of, loneliness and
Overall, evidence of effective interventions is limited, but group-based activities and support that provide
opportunities for social interaction appear to show some promise in addressing isolation and loneliness.
The Campaign to End Loneliness produced a toolkit to support CCGs and Health and Wellbeing Boards
understand, identify, commission and evaluate interventions to tackle loneliness in older people.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Humans; Loneliness; Social Isolation
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University of York, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdon. Tel: +44 1094 321040 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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