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Publication - Consultation Paper

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

Published: 16 Jan 2018
Part of:
Communities and third sector
ISBN:
9781788513739

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.

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

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Footnotes

1. Equal Opportunities Committee. Age and Social Isolation. Scottish Parliament, 2015.
URL: http://www.parliament.scot/S4EqualOpportunitiesCommittee/Reports/EOS042015R05.pdf
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2. The Scottish Government, A Plan for Scotland 2016 -17: The Government's Programme for Scotland. The Scottish Government, 2016. p.76.
URL: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00505210.pdf
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18).

3. These definitions are drawn from the review of Social Isolation and Loneliness prevalence and trends undertaken by NHS Health Scotland.

4. Lin, L. et al. (2016), Association Between Social Media Use And Depression Among U.S. Young Adults. Depress Anxiety, 33: 323-331.
URL, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ggi.12711/full
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18);

Kross E. et al. (2013) Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults.
URL, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069841
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18).

5. Lin, L. et al. (2016), Association Between Social Media Use And Depression Among U.S. Young Adults. Depress Anxiety, 33: 323-331.
URL, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ggi.12711/full
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18);

Kross E. et al. (2013) Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults.
URL, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069841
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18).

6. Campaign to End Loneliness. Threat to Health.
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7. Teuton, J. Social isolation and loneliness in Scotland: a review of prevalence and trends. NHS Health Scotland; 2017.

8. Since this study was commissioned, more recent figures shows that the number of people who don't have a strong sense of belonging to their community is down to 21% (Scottish Household Survey 2016)

9. Our Voice Citizen's Panel (2017). Survey on relationships with health and social care professionals, shared decision making, how loneliness affects people in Scotland, and how well services are working locally. p.46.
URL: https://www.ourvoice.scot/697/documents/1058
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18).

10. The British Red Cross and the Co-op (2016). Trapped in a Bubble: An Investigation into Triggers for Loneliness in the UK; Antrobus, S. et. al. (2014). Alone in the Crowd: Loneliness and Diversity. The Campaign to End Loneliness and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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14. Health, Social Care and Sport Committee. Inquiry into Loneliness and Isolation. National Assembly for Wales, 2017.
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15. Jopling, K. Combatting Loneliness One Conversation at a Time. The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, 2017.
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17. https://beta.gov.scot/publications/equality-funding-pecf-2017-2020/

18. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/regeneration/community-led-regeneration/

19. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/engage/CommunityChoicesFund

20. Ferguson, Z. The Place of Kindness: Combating Loneliness and Building Stronger Communities. Carnegie UK Trust, 2017.
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22. https://beta.gov.scot/publications/fairer-scotland-action-plan-first-annual-progress-report/documents/00527488.pdf

23. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/equality/mainstreaming-equality/

24. https://beta.gov.scot/news/realising-realistic-medicine/

25. NHS Health Scotland. Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in 'Deep End' general practices in Glasgow. NHS Health Scotland, 2016.
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26. Sense. "Someone cares if I'm not there": Addressing loneliness in disabled people .The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, 2017. p.34.

27. http://www.parliament.scot/S4_EqualOpportunitiesCommittee/Inquiries/Paths_for_all.pdf

28. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/HLivi/PSEreview/psereviewdeskstudy

29. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00527674.pdf

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32. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/04/8804/0

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34. Charities Aid Foundation (2016), A Post-careers Advice Service: Giving People the Tools to Go On Giving, p.10.
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(Last Accessed: 04/01/18).

35. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/15300/Localism/VolunteerSupportFund

36. 532 of these volunteers came from a low-income household, 432 were older people and 231 suffered from mental ill health.

37. http://www.fairworkconvention.scot/framework/FairWorkConventionFrameworkFull.pdf

38. Co-op & New Economics Foundation. The Cost of Loneliness to UK Employers. New Economics Foundation, 2017. p. v.

39. Kearns, A. Loneliness in Glasgow's Deprived Communities. p. 7.

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43. Sinclair, S. The Deep End Advice Worker Project: embedding an advice worker in general practice settings. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 2017.

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45. Campaign to End Loneliness. Threat to Health.
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46. NHS Health Scotland, Social prescribing for mental health: guidance paper. NHS Health Scotland, 2016. p.7

47. Thomson, L. J., Camic, P. M. and Chatterjee, H. J. Social Prescribing: A Review of Community Referral Schemes. London: University College London, 2015.

48. Lin, L. et al. (2016), Association Between Social Media Use And Depression Among U.S. Young Adults. Depress Anxiety, 33: 323-331.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ggi.12711/full
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18);

Kross E. et al. (2013) Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults.
URL: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069841
(Last Accessed: 04/01/18).


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