The Anne's Law project team has published a literature review

The project aims to uphold the rights of people who live in adult and older people’s care homes, with a particular focus on promoting meaningful social connection and community involvement.  To enable the project to provide evidence-based guidance and support, a review of published literature on the subject of meaningful social connection for people who live in care homes was completed.  It was envisaged this would enable a greater breadth and depth of understanding of issues relevant to the project and provide a clear narrative for future work.

This review provides an in-depth narrative on the effects of social isolation and the importance of connection for people living in care homes and discusses the key themes emerging.