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VHS welcome the newly published Scottish Government Strategy, A Connected Scotland which aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation in Scotland. This strategy will run from 2018 to 2026 and the Scottish Government will report biennially on its prog …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Scottish Government Minister Joe Fitzpatrick MSP addressed our evening reception in the Scottish Parliament Garden Lobby on 11th December, held to celebrate the work of the Cross Party Group on Health Inequalities. Mr Fitzpatrick happily agreed to VHS …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Earlier this year VHS conducted an exercise in listening. We tried to explore the lived experience of loneliness and social isolation in Scotland and this exercise culminated in The Zubairi Report. The process aimed to give a voice to people who have b …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Our new publication, The Zubairi Report: the lived experience of loneliness and social isolation in Scotland, is now available online. The qualitative study investigates the loneliness and social isolation experienced by under-represented demographics …Health Topic: Health Inequalities