(DEADLINE 7 MAY, MIDNIGHT)
We are encouraging UK Sheds to join in the effort to tackle loneliness in the UK. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Loneliness is running a major independent inquiry into loneliness. Since before social distancing and self-isolation one out of five people across the UK identifies as feeling often lonely.
According to the APPG, the inquiry will seek to:
- Hold government to account and secure a renewed cross-Government commitment to tackling loneliness and its underlying causes
- Build on progress made to date, by recommending tangible and ambitious next steps for government, at the end of the inquiry in December 2020
- Explore solutions to crucial but complex policy areas identified by the Loneliness Action Group as outlined within the Shadow report, A connected Society? Assessing progress in tackling loneliness
To form the basis of the inquiry, the APPG has launched a consultation to gather views and evidence on how to better tackle loneliness, and explore solutions.
The APPG wish to hear from Members of the public, voluntary and charity sector organisations,Government and arms-length bodies, MPs and peers, NHS stakeholders, businesses, councils, councillors and academics. Visit https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/action-on-loneliness/all-party-parliamentary-group-on-loneliness-inquiry to take part.