We have recently published our consultation response to the Scottish Government Consultation – A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections.
Social Isolation and loneliness is an issue that can affect anyone at any age or stage of their lives. Feelings of loneliness have been demonstrated to have wide ranging consequences for those effected. and has been shown to lead to depression across all ages, as well as cognitive decline and dementia in older people. There is also the potential for serious physical health implications which have been compared to those of obesity or smoking.
You can read or download our consultation response here.
For more information on the consultation, visit the Consultation website.