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10. A Connected Scotland Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections (p 24)
11. It is worth noting that these features reinforce what we learned on the British Red Cross Study, about the building blocks from which to construct successful services and support.
12. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, which is Great Britain's national equality body, is responsible for promoting and protecting equality in Scotland.
20. Co-housing refers to intentional communities run by residents, with self-contained private homes centred around a community space (https://cohousing.org.uk/)
24. Some expressed concern that this consultation was completed online and thus is missing out on the ways isolation and loneliness affects those who are not digitally connected.
25. This has been done already in Bo'ness, Scotland: https://www.bield.co.uk/news/tenants-become-computer-wizards-thanks-local-pupils
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