A Connected Scotland: tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger communities

This strategy sets out our vision for a Scotland where everyone has the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships, regardless of age, status, circumstance, or identity.

Next steps

We will consult on this draft over the spring of 2018. You can contribute to the consultation in a number of ways:

  • fill out the questionnaire at our Citizenspace portal
  • use our toolkit to facilitate an event with a local community group
  • attend one of the community engagement event we're organising up and down the country

We want you to be open, honest and constructive in sharing your thoughts with us. And we want to hear from a diverse range of voices - whether you're an individual in a community, a local community group, a third sector organisation or a public service. Social isolation and loneliness will not be reduced by top down Government direction - but neither can we just expect communities to go and make this happen by themselves. So we want to hear from communities - what do you need to be able to reduce social isolation and loneliness, and build more connected communities? We all have a part to play in tackling social isolation and loneliness and building a more connected Scotland.


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