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Inquiry into loneliness and isolation

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee welcomed your views on any or all of the following points:

  • the evidence for the scale and causes of the problems of isolation and loneliness, including factors such as housing, transport, community facilities, health and wellbeing services;
  • the impact of loneliness and isolation on older people in terms of physical and mental health and wellbeing, including whether they disproportionately affect certain groups such as those with dementia; 
  • the impact of loneliness and isolation on the use of public services, particularly health and social care;
  • ways of addressing problems of loneliness and isolation in older people, including interventions to specifically address the problems and other projects with wider aims.  Evidence for what works and the outcomes for older people in terms of health and wellbeing;
  •  the extent to which initiatives to combat loneliness and isolation experienced by other groups may also help to address these issues for older people;
  • current policy solutions in Wales and their cost effectiveness, including the Ageing Well in Wales programme.  The approach taken by the Welsh Government in terms of maintaining community infrastructure and support, and using the legislative framework created in the Fourth Assembly, e.g. the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. 


Disclosure of Information

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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Email: Contact@Senedd.Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565