What is the local picture?
What do we know about social isolation in Bromley from the
Adult Social Care Survey and the Carers Survey?
Age UK Loneliness Heat Map
The Age UK Loneliness Heat map shows the relative risk of loneliness based on figures from Census 2011 for marital status, self-reported health status, age and household size. These factors predict approximately 20% of loneliness observed amongst over 65s in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).
It should be used alongside local knowledge and an understanding of local neighbourhoods. The interactive maps will show risk within Bromley and also national ranking. The two areas ranked with the highest risk of loneliness are in the Crystal Palace ward.
People with Learning Disabilities
Nearly half of young people aged 18-35 (47%) surveyed by Mencap with a learning disability would like to spend more time outside their house (Mencap, 2016).
In a survey carried out by the London Borough of Bromley in 2014 (Your future, your support and your say) revealed that a third of carers who responded (total 105) do not have any friends or family close by to support them.
The 2015/16 Adult Social Care Users Survey showed that more people in Bromley felt socially isolated or lonely compared to other London Boroughs and other areas in England. 23% out of 680 people answering the survey have some social contact but do not feel that it is enough or feel socially isolated. Out of this group of people who felt that they needed more social contact, 62% of people were over 65 years old.