REPORT CALLS FOR MORE TO BE DONE TO TACKLE LONELINESS IN THE UK
RESEARCHERS FIND LONELINESS IN THE UK AFFECTS AROUND 9 MILLION PEOPLE - AND CAN HAVE THE SAME IMPACT AS SMOKING 15 CIGARETTES A DAY.
A commission established by Labour MP Jo Cox prior to her murder publishes its final report before ending its work.
Amongst its recommendations are the development of a national strategy for loneliness, the nomination of a lead minister, and annual reporting on loneliness by the Office for National Statistics.
MPs Rachel Reeves and Seema Kennedy present the report, and are joined by Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater.
It's found that loneliness has the same impact as smoking 15 cigarettes a day - and affects around 9 million people across the UK.Published: by Radio NewsHub