Loneliness and isolation is a featured chapter in OCF’s 2016 research report Oxfordshire Uncovered. We highlighted that this social problem is not only felt by the elderly, featuring statistics about rural isolation, loneliness in older people, and loneliness felt by vulnerable minorities, including disabled people and ethnic minorities.
The report was produced using community mapping and reporting tool Local Insight. This tool has been developed by OCSI and makes use of open data to help councils and community organisations make informed funding and policy decisions. It brings in up-to-date data drawn from the Census, the Department for Work and Pensions, deprivation indices and other sources.