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Tackling Loneliness | UK Government

Posted on behalf of Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Office for Civil Society:

Tackling loneliness matters to everyone: individuals, employers, communities, educators and health professionals. Supporting people to have meaningful social relationships is not just crucial to people’s physical and mental health. It also affects their engagement in the workplace and wider community cohesion. We all need to take action to tackle loneliness across society, and government can play an important role in supporting this.


  1. Reducing stigma by building the national conversation on loneliness, so that people feel able to talk about loneliness and reach out for help.
  2. Drive a lasting shift so that relationships and loneliness are considered in policy-making and delivery by organisations across society.
  3. Playing a part in improving the evidence base on loneliness, making a compelling case for action, and ensuring everyone has the information they need to make informed decisions.

This Government update also includes information on:

  • Loneliness and COVID-19
  • Creating a connected society
  • Funds aimed at tackling loneliness, and
  • Links to reports and supporting documents around loneliness

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