NHS Health Scotland
Outcome Indicators
4.3 Promoting access to education, cultural, leisure, and basic needs (housing, transport etc) and removing barriers to universal provision of services needs to be targeted at those who are socially excluded.

Being able to access and be involved in education, culture, leisure and the arts is a further component of social inclusion. People are often socially excluded on the basis of mental health problem as well as age, gender, sexuality, race, religion and disability, including and socio-economic status.[1, 2]


  1. Social Inclusion Report (2004). Mental Health and Social Exclusion: Social Exclusion Unit Report. HMSO: London.

  2. Scottish Government (2007). With Inclusion in Mind. Scottish Government: Edinburgh..