Enhancing community
connections for older people
18/03/2014
www.iriss.org.uk
Vivien.moffat@iriss.org.uk
2
Loneliness and
social isolation
3
Life changes
4
10% of over 65s are
lonely
Victor C (2011) Loneliness in old age: the UK perspective. Safeguarding the
convoy: a call to...
5
50% of over 80s are
lonely
Age UK (2010) Loneliness and isolation evidence review, London: Age UK
6
Poor health and
wellbeing
7
15 Cigarettes a day?
15 Cigarettes a day?
8
Prevention
9
Who?
Shaping the Future
Choreography of Care of
Older People
everyon
e
11
Building strong
communities
www.iriss.org.uk
Plan P: New approaches to
prevention of loneliness and
social isolation for older people
Find out more
• Iriss Insight -
http://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/preventing-loneliness-
• Plan P blog: http://blogs.iriss...
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Enhancing community connections for older people (S2)

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Session that highlights key principles for health and social care practice that have been shown to enhance older people’s independence and social connectedness. People with more social connections are likely to experience better health and wellbeing and to remain independent for longer. A key aspect of prevention for older people is, therefore, enhancing community connections. Contributed by: IRISS and Irene Weeden, Development Officer for Moray Council.

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Enhancing community connections for older people (S2)

  1. 1. Enhancing community connections for older people 18/03/2014 www.iriss.org.uk Vivien.moffat@iriss.org.uk
  2. 2. 2 Loneliness and social isolation
  3. 3. 3 Life changes
  4. 4. 4 10% of over 65s are lonely Victor C (2011) Loneliness in old age: the UK perspective. Safeguarding the convoy: a call to action from the Campaign to End Loneliness, Oxfordshire:Age UK
  5. 5. 5 50% of over 80s are lonely Age UK (2010) Loneliness and isolation evidence review, London: Age UK
  6. 6. 6 Poor health and wellbeing
  7. 7. 7 15 Cigarettes a day? 15 Cigarettes a day?
  8. 8. 8 Prevention
  9. 9. 9 Who?
  10. 10. Shaping the Future Choreography of Care of Older People everyon e
  11. 11. 11 Building strong communities
  12. 12. www.iriss.org.uk Plan P: New approaches to prevention of loneliness and social isolation for older people
  13. 13. Find out more • Iriss Insight - http://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/preventing-loneliness- • Plan P blog: http://blogs.iriss.org.uk/planp/ • IRISS FM episode - What does prevention mean in an ageing population: http://irissfm.iriss.org.uk/episode/068 www.iriss.org.uk

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