The power of the local community pulling together is shining through once again as Jo Cox’s legacy directly brings about significant change in the Government’s approach to the hidden epidemic that is loneliness.
On the day that Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin is to attend 10 Downing Street for the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission reception, the Government have announced the appointment of a new minister for loneliness.
This commitment is a direct result of the work of a cross-party commission set up in memory of Jo Cox who campaigned tirelessly on an all-too-common problem that affects over nine million people throughout the UK.
The Jo Cox Loneliness Commission was set up to continue that campaigning work, and today, the Prime Minister is expected to accept many of its recommendations.
Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin said: “It is an honour and a privilege to attend 10 Downing Street today to finally see the hard work of Jo, the commission and the many others who have been involved in to bring about real change to a problem that affects so many people in society.
“If it were not for the work of Jo, it is unlikely that this would have happened and it is testament to her tenacity and determination that loneliness is now being treated a matter of national importance.
“I hope that the new minster and the Government will implement the findings of the commission as soon as possible and help put a stop to the suffering of some nine million people throughout the UK.”
To find out more, go to https://www.jocoxloneliness.org/