Tackling loneliness

The top story on Hacker News yesterday was about the dangers of loneliness. I wonder whether it will spur any of the readership to think of new solutions. There’s huge potential to use technology for good here, especially as a tool to help tackle isolation and loneliness among older people. It’s why we’ve backed Good Gym and See What I Mean and try to help out other startups in this area (check out the fantastic Speakset who will be presenting at the next Tech For Good meetup for example). The Ageing and Innovation team at Nesta keep a notebook of all the projects they come across in this area which is also well worth a look.