No one should have no one

AgeUK have launched a new campaign on e-activist.co.uk:

More than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.
 
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 We want local and national government to understand that older people’s loneliness really matters; that it’s a serious public health problem and not a normal part of ageing, and we want them to commit to take action with us to prevent and tackle it.

Samantha Kennedy writes a little more on the AgeUK blog.

Loneliness can’t be tackled by Government action alone, we all have a role to play as individuals, families and communities in ensuring older people feel valued and included and that’s why we’re asking everyone to join us in taking action.
 
 This winter, will you check in on older neighbours, relatives and friends?

I’m not sure what the impact of the completed petition is, as opposed to a petition on the UK Parliament Petitions website, but a great way to raise awareness and make people think about loneliness heading into winter.