What is social connectedness about? Social connectedness is a sense of belonging to a group, family, or community. It’s about the relationships people have with each other and their engagement with the broader community. Social connection is an integral component of health and well-being.
A socially connected community is a place where everyone feels like they belong. It’s where people know their neighbours and everyone has the proper support to get involved, build relationships and contribute to the creation of strong social networks.i It’s a place where spaces exist for people to gather with friends and neighbours. It’s also a place where all planning and strategic initiatives take social connectedness into account.