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Report that shows how street play can tackle loneliness


A new research report – Tackling Loneliness with resident-led play streets – published by Playing Out and Newcastle University shows how resident-led street play can tackle loneliness and create community connections.

The research, which is based on questionnaires and interviews with those organising and taking part in street play across the UK, was conducted by Professor Alison Stenning.

The findings of the research show how street play can change the relationships of neighbours. As the children play in the street, people of all ages develop relationships and support networks. Additionally, playing on the street gave the children a sense of belonging. Figures show 92 percent of children felt they were part of the street as a result of the play sessions.

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