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Smart Living | 02 May 2019

Harnessing technology to tackle loneliness

Vodafone launches new report into technology and loneliness

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

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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.

Map showing loneliness among the over 50s in the UK
Map showing loneliness among the over 50s in the UK