The answer is YES. Everyone can reduce isolation and make communities better places to live and grow older: All you need is a bit of time!
Isolation and loneliness is on the government’s agenda. Since her recent appointment as loneliness minister, Tracey Crouch has revealed that she was approached by lawmakers from Sweden and Canada, who are looking to the UK as an example on how to tackle isolation. This is clearly something that isn’t just happening in Britain but all over the world.
Appointing Crouch is a great and welcome first step but communities won’t change unless everyone does their own bit. We’re talking small acts of kindness, things that every single person can do to help make their neighbourhood a better place to live in. We’re talking about breaking down boundaries between young and old, different communities, backgrounds, experiences and living arrangements.
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