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September 6, 2017

Tackling loneliness

Loneliness has finally surfaced on the national radar as something that we can no longer ignore. The causes are complex and hard to resolve.  And the consequences are equally complex and damaging – both to the individual’s health and mental well-being and to society in terms of the multiple costs of dealing with its effects. The Scottish Government is now committed to bringing forward a national strategy to tackle the problem and our sector is likely to be front and centre of any approaches that are agreed. Senscot have published a useful briefing paper on the subject. 



To read Senscot’s briefing on Loneliness and Isolation – click here