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Older and home alone in lockdown: how has support from family, friends and neighbours changed?

Older and home alone in lockdown: how has support from family, friends and neighbours changed?
Older and home alone in lockdown: how has support from family, friends and neighbours changed?
This paper provides the first insight into the receipt of help and support amongst older people aged 70 and over during the first four weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown when this group had been explicitly advised to stay at home and minimise contact with others. The good news is that these research results indicate that the majority of older people received support from the wider community. During the pandemic lockdown, a significant proportion of older people received an increased level of help from existing caregivers or received support from new caregivers. This was especially the case amongst those living alone or with a partner also aged 70 and over. However, there is also evidence that older people with difficulties in performing key activities of daily living faced a higher risk of receiving less care and support during the lockdown, raising the spectre that some older people are not receiving adequate social care. This policy briefing provides an overview of the key findings of a SocArXiv article available at: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/962dy
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University of Southampton
Evandrou, Maria
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Falkingham, Jane
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Qin, Min
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Vlachantoni, Athina
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ESRC Centre for Population Change
Evandrou, Maria
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Falkingham, Jane
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Qin, Min
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Vlachantoni, Athina
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Evandrou, Maria, Falkingham, Jane, Qin, Min and Vlachantoni, Athina , ESRC Centre for Population Change (2020) Older and home alone in lockdown: how has support from family, friends and neighbours changed? (ESRC Centre for Population Change: Policy Briefing, 52) Southampton. University of Southampton 4pp.

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Abstract

This paper provides the first insight into the receipt of help and support amongst older people aged 70 and over during the first four weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown when this group had been explicitly advised to stay at home and minimise contact with others. The good news is that these research results indicate that the majority of older people received support from the wider community. During the pandemic lockdown, a significant proportion of older people received an increased level of help from existing caregivers or received support from new caregivers. This was especially the case amongst those living alone or with a partner also aged 70 and over. However, there is also evidence that older people with difficulties in performing key activities of daily living faced a higher risk of receiving less care and support during the lockdown, raising the spectre that some older people are not receiving adequate social care. This policy briefing provides an overview of the key findings of a SocArXiv article available at: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/962dy

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Published date: 25 June 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 441807
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/441807
PURE UUID: 956ba259-1dea-4671-88ae-5c309a160e9a
ORCID for Maria Evandrou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2115-9358
ORCID for Jane Falkingham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7135-5875
ORCID for Min Qin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5941-9979
ORCID for Athina Vlachantoni: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1539-3057

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Date deposited: 29 Jun 2020 16:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:30

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Author: Maria Evandrou ORCID iD
Author: Jane Falkingham ORCID iD
Author: Min Qin ORCID iD
Corporate Author: ESRC Centre for Population Change

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