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Reimagine social isolation

Reimagine social isolation

Stronger community ties could help address the loneliness epidemic currently facing the nation and could hold the key to happier and healthier lives.

Andrew Webster

Director, Public Sector

KPMG in the UK


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Social isolation is one of the invisible blights of our age. Millions of citizens of all ages live with little or no human contact. Apart from the personal distress this causes, it also takes a huge toll on health.

What if the solution to reduce the misery of social isolation – and save the NHS and social services a ton of money is as simple as to getting to know your neighbours a bit better? And how would this work? 

We present our ides on this article. Let us know what you think.

For more disruptive ideas on how to address public policy challenges, read our full report: Reimagine public policy. Alternatively you can download this chapter: Reimagine social isolation.

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