Definition of Isolation
Those who lack reasonable and reliable access to other people, services and resources, and have no regular contact with other families and children. They may be faced with the challenge of isolation through factors such as such as social, emotional, cultural, economic or geographical circumstances or live in a disadvantaged locality.
Isolation and Contact
For some people, isolation is a choice – they enjoy living in remote areas or without adult company. For others, particularly those with children, separation from others can be a challenging. Contact works with isolated children, families and communities to help address the negative impact of isolation like little or no access or knowledge of services, people and resources. Isolation can be caused by many factors such as: