Jo Cox Foundation backs campaign to end loneliness

The sister of MP Jo Cox is backing an anti-loneliness campaign to help 30,000 people avoid health and wellbeing problems that can come from feeling and living alone.
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Jo Cox Foundation backs campaign to end loneliness

The sister of Jo Cox, former MP for Batley and Spen, is supporting an anti-loneliness campaign to help 30,000 people avoid health and wellbeing problems that can come from feeling and living alone.

The campaign, backed by the Jo Cox Foundation, is one of a number of schemes being introduced as part of The NHS Long Term Plan to support personalised care, and focuses on families and communities. It encourages people to look out for the newly bereaved and others whose loneliness may trigger health problems.

“I feel passionately about creating well-connected communities where everyone is happy and healthy and has a sense of identity and belonging, and it is heart-warming to see the work that Jo started on this important issue being continued in such a positive way in the county where we grew up. Much of my focus since Jo was killed has been on how we can build compassionate communities and bring people together."
— Jo’s sister Kim Leadbeater, Ambassador for The Jo Cox Foundation

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