Loneliness: how do you know your council is actively tackling loneliness?

The Jo Cox Commission report makes recommendations for local action, and indicates that local leaders in councils, the wider public sector and business have a critical role in tackling loneliness.

It also advises that council leaders need to understand the levels of loneliness in their areas and set out plans for action.

The profile of loneliness at national level was recently raised through the work of the Jo Cox Commission which reported in December 2017: The Government accepted the report’s recommendations and has appointed a ministerial lead for loneliness – the Minister for Sport and Civil Society – who will lead a cross-government group to drive action.

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