Coronavirus (COVID-19): supporting residents in retirement housing and extra care housing who experience loneliness. An A-Z of examples

Author:
HOUSING LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT NETWORK
Publisher:
Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
7
Place of publication:
London

This briefing highlights how the retirement, sheltered and extra care housing sectors are working closely with extremely vulnerable residents who experience loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown. It sets out who is deemed extremely vulnerable and, in the light of Government guidance, has been on shielding – for these people, the period of isolation, alone or with one companion, has led to increasing stress, anxiety and loneliness. The briefing captures an A-Z of creative ways in which operators have organised activities to combat loneliness and foster greater connectedness amongst residents within schemes and/or the wider community, including acts of acts of kindness. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
older people, Covid-19, infection control, loneliness, social isolation, social activities, residential care, extra care housing, retirement communities, sheltered housing;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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Series name:
A Housing LIN Practice Briefing
Series no:
6

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