Loneliness and social isolation and use of health and social services by older adults

Older people’s social relationships have been implicated as a cause of premature mortality and increased morbidity. However, the effect of loneliness, isolation and social support on older adults’ use of services is less well understood. This project aims to assess the evidence on the relationship between social support, loneliness, social isolation and older adults’ use of health and social services, through systematic review. 

Funding

Funder(s):

NIHR Career Development Fellowship

Start Date: March 2012
End Date: November 2013

Members

Internal Staff

  • Danni Collingridge Moore
  • Barbara Hanratty
  • Nicole Valtorta

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences