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Signposting and navigation services for older people: economic evidence

Author(s)

BAUER Annette, et al

Publisher(s):

London School of Economics and Political Science, Care Policy and Evaluation Cen

Publication year:

2019

Health, social care and other local government services can help ‘signpost’ or facilitate links to community and voluntary organisations that can help address social isolation and loneliness. This summary presents evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of signposting and navigation to tackle loneliness experienced by older people. It draws on evidence from a systematic review funded by The Campaign to End Loneliness. The evidence suggests that signposting and navigation services have the potential to achieve positive return on investments. However, evidence is restricted to a few small-scale studies and modelling. Further research is needed to test those findings. (Edited publisher abstract)


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