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 28 September 2015
Meeting the Housing Needs of an Ageing Population
This report by the Public Policy Institute for Wales (PPIW) presents a series of recommendations on the challenges that population ageing poses for housing needs...
Publications 12 August 2015
The Impact of Welfare Reforms on Housing Policy in Wales: A Rapid Evidence Review
This report reviews the existing evidence of the impact of welfare reforms on housing policy in Wales. There have been several studies of the impact...



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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