Thank you for raising this publication with me. I recognise that loneliness and social isolation are important issues for Londoners of all ages and can have a considerable impact on Londoners’ health. The issue is in sharp focus in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges for different ages are recognised in both my Social Integration and Health Inequalities Strategies, with interventions such as community sport, cultural activity and social prescribing playing a vital role in supporting community connections. In particular, addressing loneliness and social isolation through social prescribing was the focus of a small grants programme I ran last year. There is always more to do however, and I have asked my Health Team to consider this in the context of the armed forces and what it might mean for the Health Inequalities Strategy.