UK figures show that socially isolated people are 3.5 times more likely to enter local authority funded residential care.
IoTUK's new report aims to provide an overview of the social isolation and loneliness landscape in the UK and how technology can help. The report explains which negative health outcomes arise from social isolation and quantifies some of the associated costs.
IoTUK, a national programme designed to accelerate the UK's Internet of Things (IoT) capability, was launched as part of the Government's £32M investment in IoT. IoTUK will receive £4M over the course of the three years, which will fund all the different components of the programme.