Loneliness Test & Learn project

The NWDA are working alongside the GP practices that make up the Hills, Brooks & Dales Primary Care Network (HBD PCN) to reduce loneliness and social isolation in local residents across the areas of Tulse Hill, Herne Hill and Thurlow Park.


The Alliance has adopted a Test & Learn project approach which aims to test ideas for improving health and wellbeing through cycles of improvement & innovation, review progress and share learning. This approach and associated learning will allow the project to be taken to scale across other neighbouring wards to support other residents in Lambeth.

Stakeholders involved in the project include GP’s & other healthcare professionals, ward councillors, community members, SLAM (Older Adults team), Healthwatch, Guys & St Thomas’ (GSTT) Adult Community Services & Neighbourhood Nursing team.
The project targets residents who are:

  • Living alone
  • Over 65
  • Have multiple long term health conditions
  • Are at risk of increasing frailty (ill health)

By working with local residents, community groups and statutory providers, we are able to better understand the impact of neighbourhood & community programmes on residents’ health and learn about what works to reduce loneliness.
This collaborative approach and using the data available to us will help us achieve demonstrably better outcomes and experience for these residents and also allow us to faster replicate the approach to other residents.