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Volunteering approaches to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people

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  • Release date: 19 April 2018
The study contributes to our understanding of the conditions required to enable successful community-based projects tackling loneliness and isolation.

The report:

  • identifies key barriers and enablers in volunteering approaches to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people
  • illustrates the key enablers and barriers, using case studies and available literature
  • sets out an outline Theory of Change illustrating how programmes have the potential to reduce loneliness and social isolation among older people
  • provides a framework for the future self-evaluation of programmes to add to the available evidence base.

Contact

Researcher
Tel: 0300 025 6543
Email:  chris.roberts@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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