Loneliness APPG

First Registered: 14/03/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To drive forward cross-party work among parliamentarians to influence legislation and policy making in order to reduce loneliness and build on the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Loneliness

1. Loneliness: a reading list
05/08/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 2019 Loneliness: a reading list By Alexander Bellis Contents: 1. Definitions of loneliness 2. General

2. Loneliness Monetisation Report
24/08/2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: cost of loneliness ................................ ........ 2 2 Measuring loneliness .....

3. Loneliness Monetisation Report
24/08/2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Research and analysis Loneliness Monetisation Report This report estimates

4. Evidence scope: loneliness and social work
04/02/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Research and analysis Evidence scope: loneliness and social work Looks at the evidence around

5. £5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund
13/05/2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: £5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund Details of the £5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Loneliness

1. Loneliness Strategy
15/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: appreciate the significance of its subject, the loneliness strategy. More particularly, Members across the - Speech Link
2: the Government’s landmark strategy to tackle loneliness.This is a very emotional statement to - Speech Link

2. Older Persons: Provision of Public Services
13/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: licences for older persons as a means to alleviate loneliness and isolation and of the case for maintaining - Speech Link
2: I am particularly proud.The scourge of loneliness throughout society is widespread and until relatively - Speech Link

3. Loneliness and Local Communities
15/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the effect of loneliness on local communities.It is a pleasure - Speech Link
2: their houses and give them company to deal with loneliness. Will she join me in congratulating all those - Speech Link
3: support the work of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, of which I am co-chair with my colleague and - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Television Licences
02/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: around talking about loneliness. We have announced dedicated funding to combat loneliness both for smaller - Speech Link
2: Minister tells us that she is the Minister for Loneliness. Does she understand that over 40% of the over-75s - Speech Link

5. Social Capital
25/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: for Loneliness. Does this ONS report signal any adjustment to the Government’s current loneliness strategy - Speech Link
2: enormous honour to be the Minister for Loneliness. My inbox on loneliness is fuller than on any other subject - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Loneliness
1. Loneliness
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
13/02/2020
... whether her Department has published examples of good employer practice in tackling loneliness.

2. Loneliness
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
13/02/2020
... how many employers have signed the Campaign to End Loneliness Pledge to date.

3. Loneliness
asked by: Vicky Foxcroft
14/02/2020
... whether her Department has published the refreshed government guidance on the Family Test.

4. Loneliness
asked by: Ellie Reeves
05/03/2020
... what steps he is taking to ensure that the nine Departments tasked with tackling loneliness receive adequate funding to (a) deliver the Government’s long-term vision on tackling loneliness and (b) build on the progress made against the 60 commitments set out in the 2018 strategy entitled A Connected Society.

5. Loneliness
asked by: Gregory Campbell
09/03/2020
... whether the ministerial group on loneliness plans to publish a report in 2020.

Latest Questions
17 Current APPG Officers
Neil O'Brien Portrait
Neil O'Brien
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Harborough
Joined: 14th March 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Dean Russell Portrait
Dean Russell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Watford
Joined: 20th May 2020
Alan Mak Portrait
Alan Mak
Officer
Conservative - Havant
Joined: 14th March 2018
Giles Watling Portrait
Giles Watling
Officer
Conservative - Clacton
Joined: 20th May 2020
Jack Brereton Portrait
Jack Brereton
Officer
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 20th May 2020
Seema Malhotra Portrait
Seema Malhotra
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Feltham and Heston
Joined: 20th May 2020
Ellie Reeves Portrait
Ellie Reeves
Officer
Labour - Lewisham West and Penge
Joined: 20th May 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Italy , Miscarriages of Justice
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Officer
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 20th May 2020
Lord Barwell Portrait
Lord Barwell
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Matt Vickers Portrait
Matt Vickers
Officer
Conservative - Stockton South
Joined: 24th September 2020
2 APPG Memberships
British Bioethanol , Future of Retail
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Neil O'Brien MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1802.

Email: neil.obrien.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Huda Ali, British Red Cross

Email: hudaali@redcross.org.uk

Secretariat:

British Red Cross acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.redcross.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
10 Feb 2020
Source
British Red Cross
Description
British Red Cross is paid by the Co-op to act as the group's secretariat   From : 10/02/2020 To : 09/02/2021
Value
£15,001
Date
24 Jan 2018
Source
British Red Cross
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/01/2018 To : 23/01/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
24 Jan 2018
Source
British Red Cross
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/01/2018 To : 23/01/2019
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Loneliness APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Portrait
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Patricia Gibson Portrait
Patricia Gibson
Officer
Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Caroline Spelman Portrait
Caroline Spelman
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for Meriden
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rachel Reeves Portrait
Rachel Reeves
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Leeds West
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Women in Parliament
Luciana Berger Portrait
Luciana Berger
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jo Swinson Portrait
Jo Swinson
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for East Dunbartonshire
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Altmann Portrait
Baroness Altmann
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 8th May 2019