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A plan to fight “loneliness”

The Scottish Government has launched one of the first attempts by any government in the world to tackle loneliness and social isolation.  The plan will bring together health, housing and social care organisations to...

Social Security Minister signs final Christmas card in campaign to fight loneliness

Vintage Vibes received over 1,500 card requests from all over the world Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman has signed the final Vintage Vibes Christmas card as volunteers deliver cards to lonely over 60s across the city. Edinburgh-based Vintage Vibes launched...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

The Raymond Briggs Trilogy: The Snowman 29 mins (U), Father Christmas 26 mins (U) and The Bear (U) 26 mins. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Book online or call the box office on 0131 228 2688.Teatime Acoustic:...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014 Dog Tales: The Dogs Trust will host this storytelling and crafts session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership. For ages 5-10. 2-3pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street.Messy Nativity! 4-5.30pm,...

Letter to the Editor – from Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a charity which works to tackle loneliness and social isolation among older people. They have sent out the letter below to us and we imagine to other news outlets.You can...


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