Thousands of young people with arthritis are at risk of social exclusion and isolation this festive period.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Press and Journal: Young people with arthritis face isolation
An unprecedented number of leading charities have come together to call on Nicola Sturgeon to lead from the front and ensure Scotland becomes the world leader in tackling loneliness and isolation.Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Scotland must be a world leader in tackling loneliness
An organisation which provides support services for retired people living independently in Levenmouth has been given a financial boost.Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: Funding for project which supports elderly residents in Levenmouth
Refugees and asylum seekers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Pedal for Scotland on 9 September.Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Refugees wanted to pedal for Scotland
Social prescribing will see medical services linked to support groups to help patients who are suffering from social isolation.Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: New model of support for those with anxiety or loneliness
Mental health issues, bullying and social media are among the factors leading to a rise in calls to Childline about loneliness. Continue reading Equality News Update: Kingdom FM: Increase in children calling Childline for support with loneliness
Research has highlighted the importance of providing mental health support for those who may feel isolatedContinue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Safe spaces needed for those in rural areas
A Kirkcaldy woman who suffers from a disabling neurological disorder is organising an event in Dysart to provide support and reduce isolation for people with similar conditions.Continue reading Equality News Update: Social event in Fife to provide support for FND sufferers
Communities are best placed to tackle the problem of loneliness, said Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman, as she unveiled Scottish Government plans to deal with isolation.Continue reading Equality News Update: Communities key to tackling loneliness and isolation, social security minister says
FCE were approached by West Fife Enterprise to help them develop an accessible Jam shed. The aim of the shed is to provide an accessible space where people from all walks of life can come together in a relaxed informal setting to play, learn or teach a variety of musical instruments. The Jam shed isContinue reading Creating an Accessible Jam Shed – Case Study
Although we didn’t catch these resident’s names, they have lived in Valleyfield their whole lives, using the community cafe as a platform to help reduce social isolation within the village.
Emma has lived in High Valleyfield all her life, she is a foster carer and became a volunteer at the Canteen as she had some free time. She thinks the Canteen is great as it revitalises the community and attracts new people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Jennifer is a 35-year-old woman that lives with anxiety and depression. She finds it difficult to meet new people and lacks confidence, especially in social situations. As a consequence, Jennifer is unemployed and feels isolated.
Around 120,000 older Scots could be living with undiagnosed mental health conditions caused by loneliness and isolation, charities have warned.Continue reading Equality News Update: Loneliness taking toll on older people, charities warn