Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt from the Department of Government addresses this question as part of the Essex Explores series.
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Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt
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Wither the Lonely? Addressing loneliness and connectedness in a time of enforced isolation
In January 2019, the UK Government publicly committed millions of GBP to its Campaign to End Loneliness by pledging to fund and proliferate the social prescribing model of person-centred health and social care. Just over a year later, as many local authorities were launching their social prescribing schemes, COVID-19-related social distancing threatens to derail the nation’s anti-loneliness initiatives. This presentation contains first-cut analysis of survey data asking individuals about social prescribing, COVID-19 and loneliness during the social lock-down.