On the 15 November 2017, at 4:30pm, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the effect of loneliness on local communities. The debate is sponsored by Rachel Reeves MP.

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This debate will take place on 15 November 2017 in Westminster hall at 4:30pm. The debate is sponsored by Rachel Reeves MP.  This is a digital debate – between 11 and 14 November, members of the public are invited to share their thoughts on the effects of loneliness on local communities on Facebook.

The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was established after her death to “expose the growing crisis of loneliness and find ways to overcome it.” The Commission is co-chaired by Seema Kennedy MP (Con) and Rachel Reeves MP (Lab).

The Commission’s website notes that “loneliness can affect anyone at any stage of their life.” Throughout 2017 the Commission is working with a number of charities to “shine a light on different aspects of loneliness and the positive steps we can all take to combat it.”

The Commission’s website lists a number of research reports which have identified loneliness as an issue for refugees; carers; disabled people; parents; young people; and the elderly.

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