Deadline: 11 June 2018

What are we looking for?

We need your evidence, in the form of evaluation reports, on the effectiveness of interventions to alleviate loneliness in people at all stages of the life-course.

What is it for?

The evidence will be used to build a bigger picture of what works for projects, programmes and other approaches to reducing loneliness. Anyone who submits a review can also sign up for evidence alerts and be notified when the review is publicly available.

Criteria for submission and review

We will accept for review and possible inclusion in our overview of systematic reviews using the following criteria

  • submissions must be evaluation reports only
  • reports submitted must be completed in the past 10  years (2008-2018) and include author details (individuals, groups or organisations)
  • evaluation methods may be qualitative, quantitative methods or mixed methods
  • the central report objective must be the measurement of loneliness outcomes and/or evaluation of the processes by which loneliness outcomes are achieved

You can find the full research protocol on PROSPERO, here.

Please note: Evidence can only be reviewed for inclusion in this research project if submitted through this call. Evidence submitted to individual researchers in the programme cannot be considered. If you have previously sent documents to the culture, sport and communities team please re-submit through this call.


Please submit relevant reports to: