Equality News Update: The Herald: Christmas in Scotland: Number of elderly Scots eating alone this Christmas set to rise ‘exponentially’

Age Scotland have estimated that around 100,000 elderly people spent Christmas alone last year, with the figure expected to rise this year with the impact of COVID-19. The charity are calling for an "action plan for winter" to ensure that older people suffering from social isolation are supported properly.   Read more here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18881114.christmas-scotland-number-elderly-scots-eating-alone-christmas-set-rise-exponentially/ #EqNews … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Herald: Christmas in Scotland: Number of elderly Scots eating alone this Christmas set to rise ‘exponentially’

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Throughout the pandemic and lockdown libraries have offered crucial support to those suffering from loneliness and social isolation, "64% of those who had used the service during lockdown said that the library service had improved … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Libraries offer loneliness lifeline