The Carnegie UK Trust launched Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy, a report written by Carnegie Fellow, Julia Unwin CBE, and informed by a series of roundtables and events across the UK in November 2018. This report brings together all that we have learnt over the last two years. It […]
Loneliness and isolation
Presentation by Lawrence Mearns, Scottish Government at the FIOP hosted ‘Loneliness and Isolation Conference’ in March 2019.
Presentation by Kiren Zubairi at the FIOP hosted ‘Loneliness and Isolation Conference’ in March 2019.
Paul Okroj presentation at the FIOP hosted ‘Loneliness and Isolation Conference’ in March 2019.
A policy briefing by the Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time. Research suggests more than 100,000 older people in Scotland are “chronically lonely” and it’s as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. If we are serious about ensuring older people […]
Earlier this year VHS conducted an exercise in listening. They tried to explore the lived experience of loneliness and social isolation in Scotland and this exercise culminated in The Zubairi Report. The process aimed to give a voice to people who have been less visible and less heard in the debate on loneliness and social […]
A VARIETY OF factors lead to increasing longevity and an ageing population, the demand for robust health and care services continues to grow. Innovation in the areas of health and wellbeing will be crucial to ensure that such services remain sustainable, address needs efficiently, and contribute to positive experiences in later life. In order to […]
The role of churches in combating loneliness and isolation – putting ideas into practice.
FIOP CofS Guild ACTS Conference Report May 2017
A joint consultation produced by Faith in Older People and the Church of Scotland Guild in Collaboration with Action of Churches Together in Scotland. Download the report