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Understanding social isolation and loneliness

Let’s talk about social isolation and loneliness

We want to build a better understanding of what social isolation and loneliness mean for people living in Gloucestershire, particularly in the context of Covid-19.  And, we want to identify areas of good practice in health, wellbeing, and social care, to help our local services understand how to tackle social isolation.

We know that social isolation is as an issue for many people in our communities, because of our previous work and the work of Gloucestershire’s Health and Wellbeing Board.  The NHS is also working to tackle social isolation by moving towards an approach that links local health care services with their communities.

What are we doing?

We are reviewing work that has already been carried out locally and nationally, to identify examples of best practice in health and wellbeing services.  We are talking to people in Gloucestershire who are socially isolated – gathering their views and experiences, asking what makes a difference and what more could be done.

Share your views and experiences

You can help us understand what social isolation and loneliness mean for Gloucestershire by sharing your views.  Your feedback can be anonymous.

Complete our short online survey by Wednesday 21 April 2021: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/hwg-letstalk/

Talk to us on the phone: 01425 209448

Email your creative response on the themes of loneliness and social isolation (video, audio, photo or word)* to: natalie.hind@healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk

*Your response could feature in our compilation and you could win a £100 voucher.  Before you send your response, please contact us for our full Terms and Conditions and to complete our consent form.

How we use your feedback

We will analyse and report our findings and make recommendations to help Gloucestershire’s health and care services develop effective ways to tackle social isolation in our communities.