Housing Lin publishes blog post by Dr Sophie Yarker
The article highlights how social infrastructure played a crucial role in our capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MICRA and MUARG researcher Dr Sophie Yarker has authored a blog post for Housing Lin highlighting how social infrastructure played a crucial role in our capacity to respond to the Covid19 pandemic, and why we need to pay much greater attention to creating spaces for our ageing society.
The post takes the same title as Sophie’s recently published book ‘Creating Spaces for an Ageing Society: The Role of Critical Social Infrastructure’.
The post highlights the value of various forms of social interactions, from non-verbal interactions, casual acquaintanceships to recognising a familiar face. Sophie states that: “We need to ensure there is a diversity of spaces in our neighbourhoods where social interaction, no matter how fleeting, can occur. Well maintained and accessible green spaces are needed just as much as public libraries, Post Offices, shops and cafes.”
Read the full blog post:
Sophie will also be speaking at the Housing LIN “HAPPI Hour session” on Social Prescribing: It’s a better prescription on Tuesday, 8 February 2022: