Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund

Shared Resources
This page is used to store resources and tools which may be of interest to organisations funded through the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund.  We are sure this will grow in the coming year and would like to thank all who contribute.

Some free resources from Scottish Opera's Memory Spinners.  


Scottish Opera run a project called Memory Spinners which is aimed at people with Dementia and their carers.  They have kindly shared some resources with VAF.   These free resources are designed to reflect the type of creative and social activities delivered in their workshops, but are accessible so that people living with dementia (those with a diagnosis, their carers, families and friends) can enjoy them at home or within other social groups.

The resources can be found by clicking here 

0967_001.jpg  Finding Friends and Coping with Loneliness is a new resource booklet from Outside the Box Development Support

The booklet was produced as part of the Angus McFlourish project.  Outside the Box worked with people from Angus Voice looking at ways of prevention social isolation and loneliness.  Download the booklet here.

Keeping well and Enjoying ourselves - a summer resource from Outside the Box Development Support

A new resource developed with the Angus McFlourish Project containing lots of practical information and signposting.  

Tips on Surviving Christmas and New Year - a resource from Outside the Box Development Support

One of the SIALF projects have shared this festive resource with us.  Lots of good tips on Surviving Christmas and New Year.

Thank you to Outside the Box for sharing this with us.

Hints & Tips

Provided by Outside the Box: The Hints and Tips have resources to help groups, and sometimes individual older people and families, tackle issues that people said were problems or worried people. Several of these are directly linked to social isolation, such as the Circles of Support one:

Moving Assistance

Produced to help prevent social isolation and loneliness that can happen when people move to an area where they do not have friends and lose contact with the people they know.  Falkirk have agreed that other areas can use the hints & tips and create their own local directory but ask that the source is acknowledged as Falkirk Council and Outside the Box:

Older People & Alcohol

The aim of the booklet is to reduce harm and fits with other ways of reducing isolation: