Public Policy

Harnessing technology to tackle loneliness

Vodafone launches new report into technology and loneliness

Harnessing technology to tackle loneliness - Vodafone UK Media Centre
“Our report ‘Harnessing technology to tackle loneliness’ shows how technology and innovation can play an important role in reducing loneliness and enabling people to live independently for longer ”

Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone UK

How technology can help to tackle loneliness

This report looks for the first time at the financial implications of loneliness in the over 50s, with a £1.8 billion annual cost to the UK economy. It also highlights that technology could be used alongside more traditional community services to facilitate social interaction, and shows that learning how to use technology more fully can reduce loneliness and promote an active lifestyle. Read our report to learn more.