Tackling Loneliness

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2020.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

Age UK Teesside is giving amazing support to those elderly people isolating alone through its telephone befriending service. What are the Government doing to support charities and voluntary organisations on the frontline in the fight against loneliness? Will the Secretary of State join me in encouraging people to flick through their phonebooks and drop a call to their Auntie Ethel, their Uncle Norman or anyone else who might be isolating alone at this time?