- The first asks about people’s personal experience of the COVID pandemic and whether it has affected their feelings of loneliness. It also later asks for anyone with volunteering experience during the pandemic to share their thoughts: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/96MNVDK
- The second seeks views of organisations that deliver services to people in later life which aim to combat loneliness: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V27VWX5 .
REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK ON LONELINESS IN OLD AGE The Department for Culture, Media and Sports have set up a Loneliness Network – Older People Task and Finish Group. It’s made up of organisations who support, and care about, people in later life, led by co-chairs Independent Age and the Alzheimer’s Society. The task force is investigating how the pandemic has affected services and charities which combat loneliness for those in later life, and the people who use them or volunteer for them. They have launched two online surveys to help gather information to inform their recommendations: