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A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness

Helpline for palliative care for children and families
Consultation opens
16 January - 27 April 2018
Deadline to submit comments to Together for Short Lives
20 April 2018
Deadline to submit comments to Scottish Government
27 April 2018

The Equal Opportunities Committee report found that social isolation and loneliness was a problem in Scotland, and recommended that the Government developed a national strategy to tackle it. This consultation gives an opportunity for everyone to share their views on social isolation in Scotland.

In the last Parliamentary term the Scottish Government welcomed the report, which was the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and this consultation is part of its process of developing solutions to the issues raised.

You can read the consultation documents here.

Please email your comments to

Informing our consultation responses