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Thinking Through Social Isolation and Loneliness by Alex Dunedin

This is the start of a project which is focused on social isolation and loneliness.  The aim is to bring together as many people as possible to make practical sense of what we are doing together.  This is no simple task, but one that is approachable if everyone gets their say.  So, for me, it starts with trying to understand the practical realities of social isolation.

I dont think the practical realities are not found in policy statements or theoretical texts but in people’s lives – in our lives…

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Loneliness and Social Isolation Among Older People in North Yorkshire Working Paper No. WP 2565

This report was commissioned by the Loneliness Task Group of the North Yorkshire Older People‟s Partnership Board (NYOPPB). Its purpose was to build on the findings from the “Voice of Ripon‟ loneliness survey carried out in 2009 on behalf of NYOPPB . The report aims to provide a review of current literature that brings together knowledge about the extent and nature of loneliness among older people. This will help to clarify current thinking about what a „good practice‟ or service looks like and start to identify likely models of good practice in North Yorkshire. April 2013

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