Scottish survey reveals the scale of social isolation and loneliness
Dave Atkinson Independent consultant nurse
Social isolation is a potent determinant of poor health, as such its effect on people with learning disabilities needs to be better understood and this will help inform the practice of learning disability nurses in reducing health inequalities. A survey by Learning Disability Alliance Scotland explored experiences of isolation and loneliness among more than 200 people.
Learning Disability Practice. 21, 3, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp.21.3.11.s10