Social Isolation and Loneliness Strategy

As we moved into the Christmas and New Year period, we would like to take this opportunity to update you on plans early in 2018.

At the moment, we are looking to publish a draft for consultation in January. We would like to encourage you to engage with the consultation and to share information about it widely amongst your partners. There will be a number of different ways to get involved.

We’ll be hosting 10 community engagement events across the country – dates are below and we would appreciate it if you could take this email as a ‘save the date’ for the events you would like to attend, whether as an organisation with an interest or with the people who use your services. We are seeking to gauge interest and would also appreciate it if you could complete this doodle poll to let us know whether you’re thinking of attending any of the events.

The dates are :
Location – Date – Time (provisional)

  • Edinburgh – 29-Jan – 10:00 – 12:30
  • Glasgow – 30-Jan – 10:00 – 12:30
  • Dundee – 02-Feb – 13:00 – 15:00
  • Aviemore – 05-Feb – 11:00 – 13:30
  • Galashiels – 09-Feb – 11:30 – 14:00
  • Dumfries – 12-Feb, 12:30 – 15:00
  • Oban – 19-Feb, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Inverness – 26-Feb – 13:00 – 15:00
  • Orkney – 27-Feb – 10:00 – 12:30
  • Skye – 02-Mar – 10:00 – 12:30

We will circulate sign up details (via EventBrite) in early 2018, and there will also be a specific event for children and young people later in the year. If you want to receive further details, please make sure you’re on our mailing list by signing up here.

We appreciate that not everyone can (or wants to) attend an event, which is why we’re also publishing a toolkit to help you put on your own events should you so desire. This will be available along with a copy of the draft strategy when it’s published. If you have any questions, please respond to this email and we’d be happy to help.

See you in 2018!

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27th December 2017