Britain Appoints First-Ever ‘Minister of Loneliness’ to Tackle Social Isolation


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Loneliness affects groups such as the elderly and bereaved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said AFP/File / JACK TAYLOR

Britain appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people.

Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain.

“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” May said.

“I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address…

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