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This report has been prepared as part of an ongoing evaluation of Reconnections, a multi-component multi-activity programme run by Age UK Hereford and Worcestershire and a number of other local voluntary and community sector organisations, intended to reduce loneliness in people over the age of 50 in Worcestershire. 

This report focuses in particular on two aspects of the evaluation to-date. Part 1 concentrates on insights and themes from qualitative interviews with Reconnections clients, volunteers and delivery partners, while Part 2 focuses on work to assess the potential economic costs of loneliness that may be avoided through effective intervention.