May appoints minister to tackle loneliness issues raised by Jo Cox

U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness

The Prime Minister will host a reception at Downing Street to celebrate Jo Cox's legacy, and the important work of her family, Foundation and the Commission in highlighting how many people are experiencing loneliness.

Tracey Crouch, who is minister for sport and civil society, has been tasked with the portfolio of loneliness, which will coordinate across the government on policy issues related to loneliness, including funding for groups working in the area.

Ms Cox, who was murdered by a far-right terrorist, campaigned repeatedly before he death as she looked a methods to combat loneliness.

"Jo Cox recognised the scale of loneliness across the country and dedicated herself to doing all she could to help those affected".

Brendan Cox, widower of Jo Cox, said she would be "over the moon" with the announcement, and wished Crouch luck in her role.

Tomorrow, the Prime Minister will announce that she is accepting the Commission's recommendations, and will develop a cross-Government strategy on loneliness in England, to be published later this year, which will include local authorities, public services, and voluntary sector and businesses to identify opportunities to tackle loneliness and "build more integrated and resilient communities".

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"One of the bad things about losing Jo is knowing how much difference she would have made in the world", her husband Brendan tweeted.

Member of the Parliament Tracy Crouch, who has been appointed for the role said that her "aim is to shine a light" on a matter that affects about nine million people across the United Kingdom.

'We should all do everything we can to see that, in Jo's memory, we bring an end to the acceptance of loneliness for good'.

The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, chaired by Labour's Rachel Reeves and Conservative Seema Kennedy, worked with 13 charities over the previous year to help find solutions to the problem.

"Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can become a serious problem when it becomes chronic - a day-to-day reality which, over time, can grind us down, affecting our health and wellbeing and damaging our ability to connect with others".

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