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The Health Inequalities Cross Party Group met on the 31st January to discuss loneliness and social isolation and the impact on health inequalities. The meeting was chaired by co-convenor of the group Donald Cameron MSP. The opening presentation was fro …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking” nuclear physicist Ernest Rutherford famously said. Addressing health inequalities shouldn’t be Mission Impossible, but we need to be bold and act as though time itself has run out – bec …Health Topic: Public Health
Last year I conducted social research with a group of 57 people through 5 focus groups and 6 interviews and learned about – what loneliness and social isolation is, how it affects people, what causes it and what can be done at an individual, societal a …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Voluntary Health Scotland’s three year strategy focuses our work towards understanding and incorporating a human rights based approach to health with an added emphasis on the underlying social and economic determinants of health. To try to explore VHS’ …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Sarah Van Putten, Chief Executive of Befriending Networks, prepared this useful briefing for the Cross Party Group on Volunteering”s meeting in January and has kindly permitted VHS to reproduce it. She points out it is not an attempt to summarise the …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
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