Measuring loneliness is an important way of proving the impact your intervention is having on loneliness. However, in practice measuring loneliness isn’t always easy. On Monday 7th November, in a webinar hosted by Age UK, we explored some of the challenges people have encountered using different measurement tools. Lisi Bouchard from Social Finance presented lessons the Reconnections project has learned about measuring the change in loneliness of over 450 project participants and Vinal Karania from Age UK presented lessons they have learned from running their Testing Promising Approaches project across 7 locations.
Among the experiences discussed was the difficulty people have in measuring loneliness, how they have gone about it and ways they can improve in the future.