Loneliness had proved to be a serious, social problem which is increasing in our societies. It may seem simple but its effects on lonely people are not. The government in England is taking it seriously, so they gave Gps permission to prescribe the right treatment to tackle loneliness; the “social” activities like dance classes proved to be useful.
The Prime Minister Theresa May and the concerned associations made a complete plan to reduce the number of lonely people in the country.
Additionally, the strategy includes many serious steps like asking the postal delivery workers to check in on every lonely person in their area during their rounds.
According to statistics made here, the government says that one of five people is suffering from loneliness, and about 200,000 older people make only one conversation a month with others. The numbers of lonely people here really need a fast and serious solution.
The long-term plan of Mrs. May includes arranging a variety of interesting projects like art groups, cookery classes, and walking clubs to help lonely people in England.
Furthermore, an extra £1.8m was announced for community projects to help improving the quality of life of the patients. Creating new community cafes, dance stages, gyms, art spaces, gardens, etc. will make a difference in everyone’s social life.
The plan includes many organizations working with the government to achieve the goals like British Red Cross, Sainsbury’s, the Co-op, Transport for London, National Grid and Civil Service.