The Prime Minister has appointed Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch as ministerial lead on loneliness, with work also beginning on a dedicated fund to help address the issue. This is to carry on the work of Jo Cox and the work of the Foundation and the Jo Cox Commission
The government announced the Office of National Statistics will devise a method of measuring loneliness, and a fund will be set up to help tackle the problem.
Rachel Reeves and Seema Kennedy, chairwomen of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, have worked with a variety of charities - including Age UK and Action for Children - to find ways to help people cope.
In a joint statement, they said they welcomed government acceptance of the need for "a new ministerial lead who will have the responsibility for creating a national strategy".
source ukfundraising 18.01.18