Loneliness and Connected Communities

How can connected community policy interventions help ease social isolation in Wales?

The social wellbeing of the people and communities of Wales is a priority for Welsh Government and public services across Wales. The Covid-19 pandemic presented significant challenges for social inclusion, exacerbating inequalities in poor mental health, loneliness, and unwanted social isolation. However, it also showed the agility and innovation of communities to tackle social exclusion and improve wellbeing. The challenge for governments and public services at all levels going forward is how community activity can be sustained and enhanced for the benefit of all. The Loneliness and Connected Communities programme seeks to provide evidence on social disparities and inequalities in the experience of loneliness, as well as what works to improve social wellbeing through collaborative community action and the mobilisation of physical and digital infrastructure and resources.



Our published research on loneliness and connected communities provides vital information for policymakers and researchers.
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Publications 23 November 2020
Building back better? Priorities for Reconstruction after the Coronavirus Pandemic
These papers present the findings of six briefings written to inform and challenge the Welsh Government’s early thinking about recovery from the pandemic.
Publications 30 April 2020
Loneliness in the lockdown
Loneliness and social isolation are key challenges to wellbeing. As improving wellbeing continues to be a priority for Welsh policy and public services, tackling loneliness...
Publications 9 October 2015
Future Need and Demand for Housing in Wales
Is Wales prepared for the future need and demand for housing?



Our portfolio of projects creates knowledge and evidence around all aspects of loneliness and connected communities in Wales.

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Meet the Loneliness and Connected Communities team
Dr Hannah Durrant
Senior Research Fellow
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Rosie Havers
Research Assistant
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Josh Coles-Riley
Research Associate
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Dan Bristow
Director of Policy and Practice
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