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 […]
Loneliness and isolation
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
The Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee carried out an inquiry into Age and Social Isolation in 2015.
Voluntary Health Scotland has been very active on the topic of loneliness and has produced this briefing paper.