A Brief Guide to Measuring Loneliness

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What Works Centre for Wellbeing

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In October 2018 the UK government announced a strategy to tackle loneliness in England, along with dedicated funding to help communities build stronger connections and alleviate loneliness. At the same time the Office for National Statistics (ONS) worked with a panel of experts to recommend a set of questions to help measure loneliness. This guidance aims to assist in using these measures in evaluations.

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Access Type: Free Download

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A Brief Guide to Measuring Loneliness. UK: What Works Wellbeing.