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What is the local picture?

What do we know about social isolation in Bromley from the

Adult Social Care Survey and the Carers Survey?

Adult Social Care Survey

The 2015/16 survey received 680 responses.  

1 in 4 (158 individuals) stated that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated. 

6% (41 individuals) said they were socially isolated.

This is more than in England as a whole and most of Bromley’s statistical neighbours.

 Download the London Borough of Bromley Social Isolation: Adult Social Care Survey 2015-16 map [PDF, 402 KB]

Care Needs 

2015/16 survey 

Of those who said that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated:

1 in 2 people’s primary need was personal care support

1 in 10 people had a learning disability

1 in 10 had mental ill-health

1 in 10 had dementia

 

Age

2015/16 survey

Of those who said that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated: 

3 in 10 were aged 80-89 years

1.5 in 10 were 90-99 years

1.5 in 10 were 60-69 years

 

The 2016/17 survey received 577 responses.  

1 in 5 (105 individuals) stated that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated.

This is a reduction of 5% from 2015/16.

5% (28 individuals) said that they were socially isolated

  Download the London Borough of Bromley Social Isolation: Adult Social Care Survey 2016-17 map [PDF, 396 KB]

Care Needs

2016/17 survey

Of those who said that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated: 

1 in 2 people’s primary need was personal care support 

1 in 4 people had a learning disability 

1.5 in 10 had mental ill-health

1 in 10 had dementia   

More people with learning disabilities said they have only some social contact or are socially isolated than the previous year.

 

Age

2016/17 survey 

Of those who said that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated:

1 in 4 were aged 80-89 years

3 in 10 were 60-69 years 

1.5 in 10 were 70-79 years 

1.5 in 10 were 50-59 years 

More younger people said they have only some social contact or are socially isolated than the previous year.

Carers Survey

The 2016/17 survey received 397 responses.  

4 in 10 (172 individuals) stated that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated. 

11% (43 individuals) said they were socially isolated.

Download the London Borough of Bromley Carers Survey 2016-17 map [PDF, 402 KB] 

Health and Care Needs

Health and care needs of cared for person

Of those who said that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated: 

6 in 10 people cared for someone with a physical disability 

5.5 in 10 cared for someone with dementia

4.5 in 10 cared for someone with problems related to ageing

  

Health and care needs of carer

Of those who said that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated: 

2 in 3 carers have a health or care need of their own 

3 in 10 have a long term illness

1 in 5 has a physical disability

 

Age

Of those who said that they have only some social contact or are socially isolated: 

1 in 4 were aged 50-59 years 

1 in 5 were aged 80-89 years

 

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).

Carers

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.

Older People

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.

 

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