What research tell us about social work’s role in tackling loneliness

There is a growing evidence base around the challenges associated with loneliness and social isolation, and the role social workers have to play in tackling these issues.

Loneliness is defined as a subjective feeling of lacking social connection, while social isolation refers to the objective measure of our ties to other people. Both bring profound health risks and can impact on our physical and mental health in ways comparable to health hazards such as obesity, smoking and cardiovascular disease.

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