Action on Loneliness in Care Homes

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Begault M, Ceolin C, Watmough E

Year of Publication:

Magic Me

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Report on  “Action on Loneliness in care homes: an intergenerational project” commissioned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Public Health team  run by Magic Me between October 2015 and October 2016.

Tower Hamlets Public Health team sought to develop a project that would provide opportunities for older people living in either care or extra care housing schemes to interact with people in the wider community by matching them with volunteers on the basis of topics or activities of mutual interest. The intention was to enable the development of relationships that would be of meaning and value to both parties.

The objective of this project was to recruit and match 60 volunteers (10 in each care home) with 60 residents across five care homes and one residential extra care facility in Tower Hamlets. The volunteers visited the residents on a weekly basis forming an intergenerational befriending service that was based on mutual interests and shared connections.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Begault M., Watmough, E., Ceolin, C. (2017). Action on Loneliness in Care Homes. UK:Magic Me.