Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has said that the Government is focused on tackling issues relating to loneliness. She has also confirmed that the Government is to accept a series of recommendations which were made by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness which has recently reported back.
“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life. I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones – people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.
Jo Cox recognised the scale of loneliness across the country and dedicated herself to doing all she could to help those affected. So I am pleased that government can build on her legacy with a ministerial lead for loneliness who will work with the Commission, businesses and charities to shine a light on the issue and pull together all strands of government to create the first ever strategy.
We should all do everything we can to see that, in Jo’s memory, we bring an end to the acceptance of loneliness for good”.