The first Annual Report on tackling loneliness provides a progress update since the publication of the cross-government Loneliness Strategy in October 2018.
‘A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness’ published in October 2018, was the world’s first government strategy developed to tackle loneliness in England. Marking a shift in the way we see and act on loneliness, it contained 60 new policy commitments from across nine government departments. This Annual Report provides an update on the progress made against each of these commitments, and sets out the government’s future direction of travel.
This report has been produced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with contributions from:
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
the Department for Education
the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
the Department for Health and Social Care
the Department for Transport
the Department for Work and Pensions
the Home Office
the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government
– Strategy Commitments
– Evidence and Insights
– Funding for Community Projects Connecting People
ANNEX: Loneliness Strategy Commitments