This work has led to new insights in to the nature of people’s social connections, how they feel about the communities they live in, and the extent to which social isolation and loneliness affects their daily lives.
Our key findings show:
- How growth and change inform peoples’ feelings about their community
- How social isolation and loneliness affect certain demographics in particular, including young people, the elderly, and those less mobile
- The importance of narrative when exploring understanding of people and place.