Isolation and loneliness

Isolation & Loneliness Support


We offer a variety of community-based services for people who are experiencing social isolation or loneliness throughout Scotland.

Social isolation is a state of overwhelming lack of contact between a person and their community.  Each person’s experience is different, but social isolation can affect up to one-third of the population at some point in their lives.

Our services, developed with the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackle loneliness and isolation, are focused on early intervention and prevent. We promote physical and mental well-being and encourage you to live a fulfilled life within your local community.

We know that loneliness can be further complicated by ageing, bereavement, disability, discrimination, domestic violence, physical and mental ill-health, poverty, stigma and unemployment.

It can happen to anyone. It can happen at any age. It is an issue for all of us.

Our community activities and supports, developed in line with A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s strategy for tackling social isolation and loneliness, are focused on supporting individuals and communities to flourish. We work with people to prevent the debilitating and crushing feelings of loneliness that can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, dementia, depression and early death.

Our community development approach means that we work within communities, actively engaging and listening in order to understand the gaps in society and where we can have a positive impact.

We have a proven track record of tackling the causes of social isolation, improving people’s wellbeing and sustainably increasing community resilience. 

Our friendly and skilled staff can support you with:

  • connecting with local resources and support networks
  • socialising and trying new activities
  • relationships with friends and family
  • getting into education, work or volunteering
  • building resilience and developing self-help skills

For further information or to discuss support, contact us online or on 0300 666 3030

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Carr Gomm Service Locations


Carr Gomm has services throughout Scotland that support over 3,000 people every day. Visit our service map and see if we offer support in your area.