Still alone together

How loneliness changed in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020 and what it means for public policy
COVID-19 Loneliness People with disabilities Social isolation Social wellbeing New Zealand
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This report is the second in a series exploring lockdown loneliness. It draws upon new statistics and highlights the disproportionate loneliness felt by disabled people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The report also looks at how loneliness changed as the nation came out of Level 4 lockdown, and the progress made against the recommendations made in the original paper.

Key recommendations:

  1. Make sure people have enough money
  2. Close the digital divide
  3. Help communities do their magic
  4. Create friendly streets and neighbourhoods
  5. Prioritise those already lonely
  6. Invest in frontline mental health.
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Alone together: the risks of loneliness in Aotearoa New Zealand

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