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Minister for Loneliness pops in to the Ann Owens Centre for coffee

Published on 22 January 2018 02:20 PM

We had the pleasure of welcoming the recently appointed Minister for Loneliness Tracey Crouch MP last week.

She stopped by the Ann Owens centre for a cup of coffee and to find out about Age UK Barnet’s work in the borough to tackle loneliness and isolation. Tracey had a lovely time chatting with some of the clients, then she threw herself into Lesley’s exercise class.

‘For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,’ she said. ‘And everything you do here at Age UK Barnet goes a long way to help address this loneliness.’

We will be watching Tracey and her department’s moves closely as she works with charities and other organisations to help create a national strategy on loneliness.

Hopefully we’ll see her for a catch up – she promised to come back soon!

Minister visits Ann Owens Centre