Guidance

Local action on health inequalities: reducing social isolation

This practice resource and summary explain how social isolation affects public health and outline ideas for reducing the problem.

Documents

Reducing social isolation across the lifecourse

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Reducing social isolation across the lifecourse (briefing summary)

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Details

These documents outline the problem of social isolation in relation to public health.

Presented in 3 sections, they include:

  • evidence on the link between social isolation, poor health outcomes and health inequalities
  • identification of who is at risk of social isolation and what impact this has on health inequalities
  • possible interventions to reduce social isolation in identified populations
Published 15 September 2015