Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

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Jo Cox Loneliness Commission

I am the proud Co-chair of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and we are launching a month long campaign to explore how and why men experience loneliness and most importantly shine a light on the practical steps that can be taken to combat it. 

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Alongside the Royal Voluntary Service we conducted research which finds an estimated eight million (35 per cent) men feel lonely at least once a week, whilst for nearly three million (11 per cent) it’s a daily occurrence. More than one in 10 men also say they are lonely, but would not admit it to anyone.

 Loneliness is a silent epidemic hidden inside every family and community in the UK and can affect any of us and at any time.

 Now is the time to break the silence – and Start a Conversation.

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 You can view a film we put together at the Loneliness Commission and a Channel 4 News spotlight on Men's Loneliness here 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRIktJ9IRmM&feature=youtu.be 

https://www.channel4.com/news/the-young-men-affected-by-loneliness

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