Following the launch of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, Sir David Amess MP has showed his support for the Commission Jo Cox was in the process of setting up before she was tragically murdered.
The Commission aims to not simply highlight the problem of loneliness but more importantly act as a ‘call to action’. Under the slogan ‘Start A Conversation’, the Commission aims to mobilise the public to help themselves – educating people on how they can become the remedy – whether it be talking to a neighbour, visiting an old friend, or just making time for the people they meet. The Commission will also target businesses and employer organisations and look at what action the local and national Government can take to combat loneliness.
The Southend West MP said:
“Jo Cox took the first steps to launch this Commission as she was dedicated to helping combat loneliness after she witnessed the extent of the crisis in her own constituency. Loneliness affects over 9 million people in the UK, more than the population of London, therefore it is an issue that simply cannot be overlooked. It is wonderful to see Jo Cox Commission securing the backing of a number of charities that all want to tackle the problems surrounding loneliness here in the UK.”