Meetings

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 15/05/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services regarding a loneliness and social isolation strategy for Wales

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2.5 The Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 11/01/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - letter from Alzheimer's Society to the Chair of the Committee following the Committee's report

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3.5a The Committee noted the letter from Alzheimer's Society to the Chair of the Committee following the Committee's report.


Meeting: 11/01/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - letter from Age Cymru to the Chair of the Committee following the Committee's report

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3.2a The Committee noted the letter from Age Cymru to the Chair of the Committee following the Committee's report.


Meeting: 25/10/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of draft report (2)

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6.1 The Committee agreed the report subject to minor amendments.


Meeting: 11/10/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of report

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7.1 The Committee considered a draft of the report on its inquiry into loneliness and isolation. The Committee agreed to return to the report in a future meeting.


Meeting: 05/10/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 10)

10 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of draft report

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10.1 The Committee agreed to defer the consideration of the draft report until it’s meeting on 11 October 2017.


Meeting: 21/09/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Royal College of Psychiatrists following 15 June meeting

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6.1a The Committee noted the letter from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in relation to the inquiry into loneliness and isolation.


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - additional information from the Older People's Commissioner for Wales

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3.3a The Committee noted the additional information from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.


Meeting: 19/07/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of additional briefings

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6.1 The Committee considered the additional briefings.


Meeting: 29/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - additional information from the Welsh NHS Confederation

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3.1a The Committee noted the additional information from the Welsh NHS Confederation.


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - additional information from Samaritans Cymru

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3.4a The Committee noted the additional information from Samaritans Cymru.


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of the evidence and discussion of the key issues arising from scrutiny

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5.1 The Committee considered the evidence given by the Minister and her officials, and agreed a set of key issues to be included in its draft report.


Meeting: 21/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 11 - Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Albert Heaney, Director, Social Services and Integration

Grant Duncan, Deputy Director, Primary Care

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2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister for Social Services and Public Health and her officials.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 10)

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of evidence

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5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence given during items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the meeting.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 10 - Men's Sheds Cymru

Rhodri Walters, Men Sheds Cymru

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7.1 The Committee received evidence from a representative of Men’s Sheds Cymru.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 9 - Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS)

Rachel Connor, CEO, GVS

Linda Pritchard, Health and Social Care Facilitator, GVS

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6.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS).


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 8 - British Red Cross in Wales

Chris Hopkins, Wales Director, British Red Cross

Dave Worrall, Programme Manager, British Red Cross

Paul Gerrard, Group Policy Director, The Co-op

 

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5.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the British Red Cross in Wales.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 7 - Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS)

Stewart Blythe, WLGA

Dave Street, President, ADSS Cymru

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4.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS).


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 6 - Welsh NHS Confederation

Julie Denley, Interim Director, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Liz Carroll, Head of Nursing, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Cheryl Williams, Cardiff & Vale Local Public Health Team, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Tanya Strange, Divisional Nurse, Primary Care & Networks, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the University Health Boards.

3.2 Tanya Strange agreed to provide the Campaign for Loneliness quality of life indicators used to evaluate their work.


Meeting: 15/06/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 5 - Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Victor Aziz, Royal College of Psychiatrists

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2.1 The Committee received evidence from a representative of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of evidence

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7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence given during items 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the meeting.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 4 - Samaritans and Campaign to End Loneliness

Emma Harris, Policy and Communications Officer, Samaritans

Sarah Stone, Executive Director for Wales, Samaritans

Dr Kellie Payne, Research and Policy Manager, Campaign to End Loneliness

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5.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Samaritans and the Campaign to End Loneliness.

5.2 Samaritans agreed to provide further information on a recent survey by the Royal Society for Public Health on the impact of social media on young people’s mental wellbeing. They also agreed to provide further information on the cost of suicide, in both financial and emotional terms.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 3 - Age Cymru

Rachel Lewis, External Relations Manager, Age Cymru

Victoria Lloyd, Director of External Affairs and Programme Developer, Age Cymru

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4.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Age Cymru.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 2 - Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

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3.1 The Committee received evidence from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.

3.2 The Commissioner agreed to write to the Committee with her views on what should be included in the Welsh Government’s proposed strategy to address loneliness and isolation.


Meeting: 25/05/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - evidence session 1 - Professor Vanessa Burholt and Dr Deborah Morgan

Professor Vanessa Burholt, Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research and the Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University

Dr Deborah Morgan, Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research and the Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University

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2.1 The Committee received evidence from Professor Vanessa Burholt and Dr Deborah Morgan.


Meeting: 23/03/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - inquiry refresh

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1.1 The Committee discussed the future plans for its inquiry into loneliness and isolation and agreed to issue invites out to stakeholders shortly.


Meeting: 11/01/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of scope and approach to the inquiry

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8.1 The Committee agreed the final terms of reference for its inquiry into loneliness and isolation and agreed to consult widely.


Meeting: 07/12/2016 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into loneliness and isolation - consideration of scope and approach to the inquiry

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7.1 The Committee considered and agreed its scope and approach to the inquiry, and agreed to launch a public consultation early in the new year.