Older People (Impact of Covid-19)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 14th January 2021.

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Photo of James Kelly James Kelly Labour

I am very concerned about the loneliness situation among pensioners in Glasgow. Many pensioners are cut off from their families and are unable to leave their homes, and they do not have access to their normal support networks, such as local pensioners clubs. For some pensioners, that has resulted in a desperate situation, where they are suffering from not only loneliness but depression.

What action has been taken to identify older people who are potentially in that vulnerable situation and what action has been taken to follow up on that?