Who wants to be lonely? How housing with care schemes are well placed to reduce unwanted isolation.

Katey Twyford, University of Sheffield

Not all people who are socially isolated are lonely, and not all people
who live in housing with care want to take part in community
activities.  My research into extra care for people living with dementia
revealed that people both with and without dementia valued the social
opportunities afforded to them in housing with care schemes.  But it
also revealed that the social side of housing with care didn’t always
work well for everyone.  I have been working with the University of
Sheffield to further explore the role of space, place, people and
activities in preventing loneliness and reducing unwanted isolation.

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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