18 March 2016
Lack of social and emotional support undermining health

LONELINESS is one of the key problems affecting people in Scotland, Health Secretary Shona Robison said, as she launched a major new report. She said we need to take notice of the number of people who feel isolated on the back of the national consultation 'Creating a Healthier Scotland'. In reference to older people she stated there needs to be more community hubs linking older people into social activities. SOPA coordinator Glenda Watt was also quoted in the Herald article published on 18th March with reference to care homes. She said that people reported inconsistencies - some homes were good, while others were not really meeting their residents' social and emotional needs.

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