Loneliness and antisocial mental health impact of voluntary sector spending review

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Dudley produced two case studies in partnership with Age UK Dudley Day Centres with the aim of addressing loneliness and isolation in the face of voluntary sector cut. This report gives a overview of the impact day centres have to those who use them. Healthwatch Dudley carried out interviews at the Age UK Dudley Day Centres at Myles Court in Brierley Hill and in Ettymore Road Sedgley during August 2016.

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General details

Report title 
Loneliness and antisocial mental health impact of voluntary sector spending review
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Dudley
Date of publication 
Monday, 1 August, 2016
Date evidence capture began 
Monday, 1 August, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Monday, 1 August, 2016
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Health protection
Holistic support
Information providing
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6171

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Visit to provider
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Community services 
Other

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not known
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Positive

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not known
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.