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Studies have also shown that loneliness can be as fatal as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or obesity. Urgent action is needed.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.
A deep reservoir of community and contribution, obscured in normal times, has been uncovered by our present situation.
The Jo Cox Loneliness Commission seeks to change lives across the country.
Any comprehensive attempt to measure the ways in which life has got better, would also have to account for the things that have got worse.
Loneliness is a killer, but the absence of solitude deadens the mind.
Christmas is a very difficult time for many addicts, and lockdown has exacerbated the loneliness at the root of their suffering.