Social Isolation and Loneliness

Scottish War Blinded Member talks about his experience of loneliness27 April 2018 - Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have undertaken a major study into the impact vision imapirment can have on loneliness.  The research was to inform our submission to the Scottish Government consultation "A Connected Scotland: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness and Building Stronger Social Connections." The survey found that almost two thirds of the 281 vision impaired people who participated had experience loneliness due to their sight loss, and Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded services helped many overcome feelings of loneliness. 

Read our submission to "A Connected Scotland" here.