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New article from the SERVICE project out in print

Our article, Loneliness in older people and COVID-19: Applying the social identity approach to digital intervention design, has now been published in Computers in Human Behavior Reports. This paper draws on key lessons from loneliness and social identity theory literature, and consolidates lessons learned and…

Conference Presentation on Our Work to Date

Here is a copy of the conference talk we gave at the Loneliness beyond Covid-19 conference, which was held online on Thursday 18 November, 2021. The talk gives an overview of the work we have completed so far, including investigating the lived experience of loneliness…

App overview manual

This is a manual that demonstrates the current capability of our app (Circle v 1.3). Click on the link below. https://serviceproject.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Overview-of-Circle-app-v1.3-for-sharing.pdf

Update on app design and trials

Over the last few months we have been prototyping and trialling the app in several stages. After some initial co-design interviews with older adults discussing the app concept and viewing app wireframes/mock-ups, the first version of the app was developed and released across platforms (iOS…

Project pre-prints now available

We have the following preprints of work available for download. Stuart, A., Harkin, L., Daly, R., Sanderson, L., Park, M., Stevenson, C., Katz, D., Gooch, D., Levine, M. & Price, B. Ageing in the time of COVID-19: the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates the experience of loneliness in older adults by…

Circles of Support – ending notes

Dear Participant, Thank you so much for your valued participation in the Circles of Support project. This was, as you know, part of a wider research project, called STRETCH, (Socio Technical Resilience for Enhancing  Targeted Community Healthcare) which was funded by the Engineering and Physical…