Now that the UK is in lockdown, one of the main risks faced for vulnerable individuals is social isolation. 

Loneliness faced by vulnerable people, has been discussed in social care for some time now

The challenges of the Coronavirus are set to heighten this problem, leaving vulnerable people feeling completely cut off from everyone, even their loved ones. 

To help alleviate this, try to do the following: 

  • - Help an individual to make calls, even video calls, to their loved ones
  • - Call an individual to chat for 5 minutes, just to break their day up more
  • - If you are managing a care home, could letters or well wishing be sent to your resident's? 

Talk to your team, there will be so many more suggestions they will have too.