Support the implementation of a loneliness strategy

10 January 2019

Research in Practice for Adults Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) is asking for information from social care practitioners and support workers about how they identify a person who may be lonely and what interventions to prevent and reduce loneliness are effective in practice.

RiPfA is working with Department of Health and Social Care to support plans for implementing the Government’s loneliness strategy.

In October 2018, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport released a policy paper – A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness – laying the foundations for change. This strategy sets out the Government’s approach to tackling loneliness in England.

To support the implementation of this strategy, RiPfA is working to identify current social work practice with adults experiencing loneliness. This includes a short questionnaire for relevant colleagues in local areas across adult social care and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Participate in the survey. Deadline 8 February.

Additionally, if you have case studies and/or stories relating to loneliness and good practice, please share these with katy.shorten@ripfa.org.uk.

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