Social isolation and loneliness in Scotland: a review of prevalence and trends
This report, which has been produced by NHS Health Scotland with support from Scottish Government analysts, looks at the prevalence and trends of social isolation and loneliness in Scotland.
Age and Social Isolation
This Equal Opportunities Committee report looks at the extent and impact of social isolation on older and younger people living in Scotland. The Committee’s report calls on the Scottish Government to:
- prioritise loneliness and isolation alongside issues such as poverty and poor housing as part of the public health agenda in Scotland
- adopt a national social isolation strategy to tackle social isolation
- produce a nationwide publicity campaign to raise awareness and help reduce the shame and stigma often associated with ‘admitting to loneliness’.
Loneliness ‘as damaging to Scots health as poverty and poor housing’
The Scottish Parliament’s news report on the launch of the Equal Opportunities Committee’s Inquiry into Age and Social Isolation.
Housing Coordinating Group submission to the Inquiry
This submission by the Housing Coordinating Group (now known as Housing Partners for Health and Wellbeing) sets out the role and contribution of housing organisations to addressing social isolation, and includes a number of case examples.
Loneliness in Scotland: A National Summit
Summary report of 2016’s Loneliness in Scotland: A National Summit. The report summarises speeches, includes presentations and has links to video interviews with delegates from different sectors talking about loneliness and why it is linked to their work.