Care and Support

Care and support are vital in assisting older people feeling lonely to reconnect and move toward independent living. Types of care and support that are available can provide crucial one-to-one social contact, provide group support where it is possible to meet and connect with others that feel loneliness and to remove the stigma associated with opening up about it, as well as community-based care and support services such as befriending, social group schemes and community navigators.

The resources on this page contain information on the ways that care and support help individuals feel empowered to reach out to others, the types of care and support that are shown to be most impactful, as well as guidelines and identification of best practice, along with sharing of innovative strategies to providing support.