Solo Households: reduce isolation and loneliness

Allow people living in solo households without family nearby to designate two other people also living in solo households as "family" and, as lockdown eases, allow those people to meet up.

Why the contribution is important

There are 85,000 solo households in Scotland. Many of those people are older and have mental health issues. the isolation they have experienced during lockdown has caused huge distress and significant deterioration in their mental and physical health. Many do not have the skills and/or equipment to engage in online conversations or find that video comms trigger symptoms of their conditions. Human interaction is essential for well being - and by allowing people in solo households to re-engage in social activities with a limited number of people, you will be saving the NHS and other services the cost of mental health provision if done soon

by PARodger on May 11, 2020 at 07:16PM

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  • Posted by Christina May 11, 2020 at 20:42

    And it's not only old people. I'm in my 30s and was already extremly isolated before all this started. The only time each week I talk to another person is therapy done via webcam. I can tell that my mind and language has quickly gone downhill. And I was already in a bad place mentally coming from a 2019 where I wanted to end my life many times. I'm starting to lose all sense of reality.
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