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Government launches plan to tackle loneliness during coronavirus lockdown

By April 23, 2020National News

A new public campaign launched by Culture Secretary to get people talking openly about loneliness . Oliver Dowden has announced that loneliness is to be a priority category of a £750 million charity funding package 

  • Guaranteed £5 million boost for national loneliness organisations leading the charge 
  • Government publishes guidance on supporting yourself and others safely 
  • Loneliness charities including Age UK will be supported to work with NHS Volunteer Responders in their communities 
  • Network of high-profile charities, businesses and public figures to join ‘Tackling Loneliness Network’ formed by Government to help connect groups at risk of isolation 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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