New group to tackle loneliness

The membership of a new group to advise on addressing social isolation has been announced which includes YouthLink Scotland.

In December 2018 the Scottish Government launched its first strategy focused on social isolation and loneliness in society, backed by £1 million of funding.

A range of public, third sector organisations and experts who helped develop the strategy will now put it into action.

Tim Frew, CEO of YouthLink Scotland said:

"We are looking forward to being a part of the new National Implementation Group set up to tackle loneliness and isolation in Scotland. Loneliness and isolation can affect anyone, no matter their age or walk or life and we know that children and young people increasingly report these feelings. Youth work has an important role to play in delivering positive outcomes for Scotland’s young people and so we look forward to working with colleagues to deliver the social isolation strategy."

A Connected Scotland

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