The Jo Cox Foundation are continuing her campaign against Loneliness. This summer they are launching the #GreatGetTogether with the aim of bringing communities closer together. This is the perfect opportunity to involve people of all ages in community fun. Find out more here.
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness is a cross-party initiative designed to increase the public's awareness of loneliness and encourage us all to tackle it. Jo Cox MP was passionate about the issue of loneliness and started the Commission before her murder in June 2016. In her memory the Commission will now be taken forward by Rachel Reeves MP (Labour) and Seema Kennedy MP (Conservative).
The Commission will be working with the following partners to shine a light on different aspects of loneliness and the positive steps we can all take to combat it - Action for Children, Age UK, Alzheimer's Society, The British Red Cross, The Campaign to End Loneliness, Carers UK, The Co-op, Eden Project Communities, Independant Age, Refugee Action, Royal Voluntary Service, Sense and the Silver Line.
Age UK will be leading the spotlight period on older people which will run from 20th March to 23rd April. We want local and national Government, and the public, to understand that loneliness in later life really matters and is a serious public health concern. Find out what Age UK are doing nationally.