Social innovation to prevent isolation in elderly people

Areas: Health & Social Care


Vincles BCN is a social innovation project that aims to strengthen the social ties of older people who feel alone and to improve their well-being through new technologies. Its main objective is to break with the social isolation of the elderly through the establishment of a network of public support and of its personal environment, which includes family, friends, social workers and volunteers through the use of a tablet.

Estimated impact

  • Reduce the feeling of loneliness of the elderly.
  • Maintain and strengthen existing social relationships.
  • Expand social relationships of people and create new spaces for relationships.
  • Use ICT (Information and Communication Technology) as a communication tool to interact with their environment.

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