No one should have no one - tackling loneliness
Loneliness and isolation are a daily reality for many older people – 75,000 older people in Wales have reported 'always or often' feeling lonely.
Age Cymru believes loneliness and isolation should be recognised and treated as a public health priority and we want local authorities to take the following steps:
• Create safe, accessible built environments with places to meet that are easily accessible by integrated local public and community transport;
• Involve older people in identifying and developing solutions to isolation;
• Work with housing, transport, health, care, voluntary sector organisations and GPs to deliver practical and emotional help to tackle loneliness;
• Provide services that prevent or manage loneliness and isolation at life stages which are likely to increase loneliness, such as bereavement, having to stop driving or moving to a new home or residential care;
• Agree specific local actions to reduce loneliness and monitor and evaluate their impact.
No one should have no one
Our 'No one should have no one' manifesto looks at some of the actions local authorities could be taking to tackle the problems faced by Bill, Amra and Olwen
- Welsh Government -No One Should Have No One -Tackling Loneliness in Wales (PDF, 54 KB)
- Welsh Government - Ni ddylai neb fod heb neb taclo unigrwydd ac arwahanrwydd yng Nghymru (PDF, 50 KB)
- Local Election - No one should have no one tackling loneliness and isolation in Wales (PDF, 86 KB)
- Local Elections - Ni ddylai neb fod heb neb taclo unigrwydd ac arwahanrwydd yng Nghymru (PDF, 90 KB)