Prevention has been identified as a key aspect of Scottish public service reform. In response to the findings of the Christie Commission (2011), the Scottish Government has called for a ‘decisive shift towards prevention’.
This Insight looks specifically at the prevention of isolation and loneliness amongst older people, with a particular focus on what practitioners in the fields of health and social care should bear in mind when working to tackle this important and growing issue.
Survey which aimed to find out more about the levels of isolation families with disabled children experience and how this impacts on their family life. It also explores what would help families most when they feel isolated and whether the growth of the internet and social networks help.
Research briefing paper examining some of the most common barriers to using and providing health and social care services in rural areas.
Series of articles describing the work of healthy living centres (HLCs) in Scotland and discussing how they can help communities change and grow and bring local people together to participate in new activities and opportunities.
Document reporting and discussing the results of a survey of mental health service users conducted to discover how isolated people with mental health problems felt, to determine the causes and triggers and how people overcome isolation.
Report presenting in detail the reality of being older and housebound in the UK and setting out an agenda for change in which individuals' choices are supported and encouraged by innovative and personalised service delivery.
This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series discusses a recent report by the Economic and Social Research Council which claimed that more Britons live alone than ever before and that loneliness seems to be the one thing people dread. But does living alone necessarily mean we're lonely? Jenni Murray is joined by Helen Wilkinson, a social commentator and founder of Genderquake and Professor Christina Victor, a gerontologist at Reading University.
Summary report presenting findings relating to young people's experience of and response to 18 broad types of civil law problem. It particularly looks at the role of social isolation on problem experience by considering separately the experience of young respondents living apart from their parents or any other adult over the age of 24.