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Social wellbeing

Loneliness is a growing social issue which can have a significant impact on physical and mental health.

It may be more of a problem in the City of London due to our older population and the large number of people who live alone.

Tackling social isolation

The City of London Corporation set up a Social Wellbeing Panel to learn more about how to reduce loneliness and to hear about activity that have been successful elsewhere.

Collecting expert evidence

The panel heard from experts on social isolation amongst new parents, Black and Minority Ethnic older people, dispersed communities and people with health issues. These groups were chosen after analysing feedback from a public consultation and carrying out research within our communities.

Despite these groups having different circumstances, shared themes emerged from each evidence session. These themes will be the building blocks of our work to reduce loneliness.

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