This August I was invited to provide oral evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group hearing. The focus of the group is to address issues of loneliness and isolation, an issue that has become more pronounced during the COVID crisis.
The APPG’s independent inquiry seeks to:
- Hold government to account and secure a renewed cross-Government commitment to tackling loneliness and its underlying causes
- Build on progress made to date, by recommending tangible and ambitious next steps for government, at the end of the inquiry in December 202
- Explore solutions to crucial but complex policy areas identified by the Loneliness Action Group as outlined within the Shadow report, A connected Society? which assesses progress in tackling loneliness
I participated in the hearing on funding. My contribution starts at about minute 33.