Blog: September 2016

Better inform your service planning decisions with new data on the prevalence of loneliness

by OCSI - on 06/09/2016

Loneliness affects over 1 million older people in the UK, with very high associated health costs. Reducing loneliness among older people can result in fewer visits to the doctors, lower use of medication, fewer days in hospital and fewer admissions to nursing homes. The new data from Age UK helps focus resources to those areas known to have a higher prevalence of loneliness.

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