Alleviating social isolation and loneliness among older people in Britain: what are the impacts, limitations, and challenges to the current interventions targeting social isolation and loneliness?

Bup, Roland (2015) Alleviating social isolation and loneliness among older people in Britain: what are the impacts, limitations, and challenges to the current interventions targeting social isolation and loneliness? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Research suggests that as the number of older people in Britain increases, more of them are living alone and experiencing social isolation and loneliness. It is estimated that around 12% of over 65s feel socially isolated. Social isolation and loneliness is being consistently linked to reduced wellbeing, health and quality of life in older people. Currently a range of interventions are being carried out to alleviate social isolation and loneliness among older people in Britain.
    This research set out to examine the impacts, limitations, and challenges to the current interventions targeting social isolation and loneliness among older people in Britain. The chosen method used to address the research question was undertaking a literature review.
    There were a number of findings derived from this research such as: current one-to-one interventions may have value to older people; and there are limitations and challenges to current one-to-one interventions. One key finding was that it appears significantly more women than men use current one-to-one interventions targeting social isolation and loneliness among older people. Another finding was that those who use current interventions tend to be mostly those who are around 80+.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 14:19
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 09:09
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18086

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