Connecting individuals and communities

Different approaches to connecting people and preventing social isolation and loneliness.

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Homeshare pilot programme

The homeshare model is based on trust and friendship, allowing people to ‘live well’ within their chosen communities. SCIE has commissioned the evaluation of the homeshare pilot programme.

Community-related research and practice

Research and good practice about improving the health and wellbeing of communities

Befriending, mentoring and peer support

Befriending, mentoring and peer support schemes have been shown to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of a range of groups, but particularly those who are at risk of social isolation, social exclusion and mental health problems.

Social prescribing

Social prescribing is an intervention that moves away from the medical model of recovery and links patients with non-medical support within their community.

Local Area Coordination

How Local Area Coordination can support people to pursue their vision for a good life and build stronger communities

Tackling loneliness and social isolation

This Highlights briefing for commissioners identifies the evidence, provides examples of practice and examines what needs to happen next.

Research briefing

Preventing loneliness and social isolation: interventions and outcomes.