Ageing has been strongly linked with loneliness - more than 2.2 million people in England over 75 live alone, according to Age UK, which has increased by 24% from the last 20 years. 1.9 million older people feel ignored or invisible and 18% of older people said they feel lonely always or often.

The resources below contain information on the link between ageing and loneliness, highlighting some of the issues that older people face, as well as providing evidence of good practice, and studies on supporting older people in their homes and communities.