PM commits to Government-wide drive to tackle loneliness
Published on 16 January 2018 10:30 AM
Commenting on the PM’s announcement of a cross-government strategy to prioritise and tackle loneliness following the findings from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, said:
'While naturally "the proof of the pudding will be in the eating", the Government’s decision to develop a cross-cutting strategy on loneliness is one we strongly welcome. Loneliness blights far too many lives in this country and older people are especially at risk.
'It has been a great privilege to be part of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness over the past year and we are delighted that the Government has responded positively to its recommendations.
“There is clearly a lot more that we can all do to help prevent and tackle loneliness but we hope this Government initiative will be a big step forward and we look forward to supporting it in any way we can.'