Understanding social relationships in the UK and Japan

A policy event

The team behind the UK-Japan SWAN research project held a day of presentations and discussion with policy makers, charities, businesses and individuals interested in better understanding the changing picture of social relationships and well-being.

The event was hosted by the International Centre for Longevity UK (ILCUK) and chaired by Senior Research Fellow, Brian Beach.

You can listen to the researchers talking about the project, what they’ve done, some of the challenges of conducting research comparing different countries and early findings around the benefits of arts engagement to the wellbeing of older people.