Theresa May appoints loneliness minister to combat sad reality

The United Kingdom’s prime minister announced a separate ministry to tackle the social and health problems caused by social isolation. Jo Cox would have been happy if she was alive today because she experienced and witnessed loneliness throughout her life.

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The Labor Party MP Jo Cox was killed just before the Brexit vote last year. The news created a stir in Britain. Because after Joe's death, her loneliness came to the front and sketched a picture somewhere on the British thought.  The politicians or the social workers, everyone started to understand, loneliness is no more as a personal matter, and it is the deep illness of society, depression of Modern life.

The source of such an initiative is Jo Cox who was lonely and recognized the scale of loneliness throughout the country and dedicated herself to doing all she could to help those affected. The government formed a committee what created in memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox. The committee recommends the ministry. Theresa May gave it the real form.


Loneliness has become a serious problem in the UK. Recently, one study said that nearly 10 million people in the country were alone. Considering the importance of Loneliness the United Kingdom government has created a ministry related to it. On Wednesday, January 17, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May told about the new ministry. In a statement, she said that “For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” the prime minister also added,” I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by cares, by those who have lost loved ones-people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experience with”. She announced that under the Ministry of Sports and Civil Society, junior minister Tracey Crouch has been given the responsibility of the ministry of loneliness. She will play the role as a part of a comprehensive strategy to fight against the loneliness of England. The UK's Jo Cox commission on Loneliness’ report in the year 2017 states that more than 9 million people are always or often feels lonely in the country, out of a population of 65.6 million. And the British government's research says there are about one million older people in the country go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbor or family member, and more than two million people live in alone those who exceeded the age of 75. According to Mark Robinson, head of the United Kingdom charity organization Age UK, loneliness is such a problem that can cause death.

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