This At a glance briefing explains the importance of tackling social isolation and loneliness, particularly among older people. It highlights the adverse effects of feeling isolated and describes a number of services that have been found to help reduce the problem.
Older people resources and services
SCIE Research briefing 41: factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services
The aim of this research briefing is to give people who provide and use social care services an overview of the research evidence for joint and integrated working.
This film features two bereaved people who have both found that joining social groups has helped to reduce their feelings of isolation and brought some enjoyment back into their lives.
Maintaining independence through falls prevention and fitness programmes.
The implications personalisation has for older people living in residential care.
The mental health and wellbeing of elders in black and minority ethnic communities: working together for mental wellbeing
This third film in the series on mental wellbeing looks at the role of the local authority in enabling community organisations to promote personalised services. The film is based on a case study of a Chinese organisation in the London Borough of Barnet which has been running a pilot scheme funded by the authority and providing services to Chinese older people.
Independent living for older disabled people in the community using a case study.
The concept of personalisation in adult social care services.
The mental health and wellbeing of elders in black and minority ethnic communities: the impact of poor housing on mental wellbeing
This film explores the inextricable link between housing and mental wellbeing. It looks at the importance of providing culturally appropriate care and support to enable BME older people access housing services. The film explores the work of the charity Bristol Care and Repair and its holistic approach to providing housing services for older people from BME communities.
Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people: older people and residential care: Roger’s story
This film talks about the experiences of Roger and his partners in receiving social care support.