Skip to main content

LONELINESS: THE HIDDEN EPIDEMIC CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1105: tabled on 11 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates The Yorkshire Post newspaper on the second anniversary of its Loneliness: the hidden epidemic campaign which, in conjunction with the Campaign to End Loneliness, raises awareness of the issue of social isolation; recognises the importance of this campaign and the work being done by the Campaign to End Loneliness, Age UK, Royal Voluntary Service and others to tackle loneliness; notes that this problem is a serious one that can affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or background and that it has a profound impact on physical as well as mental health and has significant cost implications for health and social services; and calls on the Government to require health trusts and local authorities to include loneliness in their health and wellbeing strategies, which at present is voluntary, and to explore other ways in which it can help tackle this growing problem.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.