Social isolation in Islington

Poverty and low income have both been found to increase the risk of loneliness and social isolation. Find out how we are working to address social isolation in Islington.

34% of Islington’s over-60 population live in income-deprived households, the fourth highest of all London boroughs. Poverty and low income have both been found to increase the risk of loneliness and social isolation. Many of our older neighbours experience high levels of loneliness and isolation. Feelings of loneliness can threaten long-term physical and mental health.