Loneliness and Isolation Key Subjects


This section provides a range of resources that make the connection between ageing, loneliness and isolation.

Assistive technology

This section features resources on how assistive technology can help overcome loneliness and isolation.

Care and support

On this page you will find resources relating to the care and support for people experiencing loneliness and isolation.


This section highlights the link between dementia and loneliness.

Health and wellbeing

This section contains information on loneliness and isolation and its link with health and wellbeing.

Homes and communities

This page has resources that showcases how home design and the built environment can reduce loneliness and isolation. 

Key Resources

An A-Z of organisations and websites on ageing, loneliness and social isolation: A Housing LIN Practice Briefing

This Housing LIN Practice Briefing presents a list of organisations and online resources that are aimed to provide information and additional support to those wanting to find out more about, or to access key services, around the issue of loneliness and isolation.

A connected society: A strategy for tackling loneliness

This strategy sets out the approach to tackling loneliness in England. It marks a shift in the way we see and act on loneliness, both within government and in society more broadly.

Loneliness Annual Report: The first year

This Annual Report by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport provides an update on the progress made against each of the commitments set out in ‘A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness’

Going the Extra Step: A compendium of best practice in dementia care

A new Housing LIN publication looking at examples of best practice in dementia care seeking to reduce loneliness and social exclusion for people with dementia.

Exploring how to develop effective services to reduce loneliness

Housing LIN Viewpoint 96 explores best practice in developing effective services to reduce loneliness and provides six top tips for setting up new services.

Building companionship: how better design can combat loneliness in later life

This report by Demos, supported by McCarthy & Stone, recommends that redesigning 'cities for all ages' could help prevent social disengagement.

What role for extra care housing in a socially isolated landscape?

This Housing LIN report highlights five core elements of extra care housing that give older people fulfilling, socially-connected lives.