Assistive Technology

Assistive technology can help reduce loneliness by helping older people connect with friends and family through online messaging and video call services – which is shown to decrease feelings of loneliness among older people and foster a sense of connection.

The resources below contain information on the ways that technology and innovations can help older people feel less lonely, and maintain connection with their friends and family. They feature best practice and guidance for digital inclusion, evaluations of current and developing technologies to understand their impact on tackling loneliness.