In 2015, the Life Changes Trust invested £3.4 million in ‘dementia friendly communities’ across Scotland. The difference they can make to the lives of people with dementia and their carers is enormous. They challenge stereotypes, raise awareness and look beyond … Continue reading
At the first meeting of partners involved in the Carnegie UK Trust’s Kinder Communities project in November 2016, they discussed what they thought individuals and organisations might do to encourage kinder communities. A downloadable table provides a summary of that … Continue reading
A growing lack of community is costing Scottish society around £731 million every year. The research, commissioned by Eden Project and The Big Lunch, reveals the annual cost to Scotland’s public services of social isolation and disconnected communities. It shows that … Continue reading
A summary report is available from ‘ Loneliness in Scotland: A National Summit’ which occurred 6th September 2016, funded by Scottish Government and hosted by Befriending Networks.
In September, Befriending Networks hosted ‘Loneliness in Scotland: A National Summit’ in Edinburgh. They have launched a You Tube channel that shares the speakers’ presentations from the day along with interviews with some of the delegates.
The Social Capital Evaluation Pilot forms part of an ‘Investing in Social Capital’ partnership between the Voluntary Action Fund and Assist Social Capital. Tools developed to evidence and measure social capital were tried out in various VAF-funded projects All projects … Continue reading