The Scottish Government have opened ‘A Connected Scotland’ consultation to ask, what is needed to better empower communities and create the conditions to allow social connections to flourish.
This is a wonderful opportunity!
Reducing isolation and increasing the range and quality of social connections does not have one single silver bullet. It is complicated, costly, and requires a combination of long and short term solutions that will change our communities for the better.
So, we’ve created a joint document that outlines our recommendations; from helping employers to encourage volunteering, to creating a stronger mental health system, from improving transport options to implementing Social Prescribing.
These have been developed in collaboration with staff, trustees, beneficiaries and stakeholders of LifeCare and The Broomhouse Centre & Enterprises as part of the Vintage Vibes charitable partnership.