The government's Loneliness Strategy was published in
October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental
measures that the government would take to provide 'national
leadership' to tackle loneliness in England. This briefing explains the strategy; considers
the steps taken so far by the government; looks at research
into the causes and impact of loneliness and possible
interventions; and briefly outlines the situation in Wales,
Scotland and Northern Ireland. The briefing is accompanied by
a reading list.
The briefing includes reference to the methodological guidance on how to use
the recommended loneliness questions for adults and children
and how to interpret and report the findings. This is
available from ONS (Office for National Statistics).
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