Isolated people

Isolated people

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? Reduced isolation is well known to improve health and well-being. Should a person become isolated due to inaccessible housing or inability to be outdoors without help, then there is a higher risk health will deteriorate. We don't currently have enough services to reduce isolation, or enough accessible accommodation Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? Should a person become isolated due to inaccessible housing or inability to be outdoors without help, then there is a higher risk health will deteriorate. We don't currently have enough services to reduce isolation, or enough accessible accommodation. It is extremely common for people to be isolated in this day and age, sadly.

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Isolated people have much to contribute. We don't necessarily need a new service for this. Just a kinder society.

Without quality of life: opportunities socialise, spend time with family friends and people with similar interests, to create memories, to anticipate attending events, life can be colourless. Recieving support to stay at home can become imprisonment if you don't have help to leave it. This help isn't provided for older people, and has been reduced for younger people with disabilities. People and their unmet needs, become invisible, we don't see their loneliness their despair, it's hidden by us.

Many elderly and disabled within the area, as a family we have tried accessing local resources as my mother in law has no fiends in the area is is socially isolated. She can not read and write which further hinders her, as a result is suffering with depression along with failing health.

It is a big issue in our community for older and younger people.

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