Statistics

  • 11% of adults in Scotland feel lonely all the time (38% sometimes, 49% never felt lonely) The Mental Health Foundation (2010). The Lonely Society. Griffin, J.
  • The Our Voice Citizens’ Panel indicated that 1 in 10 people in Scotland often feel lonely. Our Voice Citizen’s Panel (2017).
  • 53% of people in East Ayrshire strongly agree that they could rely on their friends/relatives in their neighbourhood for help. This is significantly lower than the national average.