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Tackling Loneliness

EDM number 796 in 2017-19, proposed by Patricia Gibson on 15/01/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Charities, Community care, Elderly people, Mental health and Voluntary organisations.

That this House acknowledges the important issue of loneliness and its wide-ranging effects; recognises that a reported 100,000 older people say that they feel lonely often or always, sometimes going an entire month without speaking to anyone; further acknowledges that loneliness can affect anyone regardless of their age or background and is most common between the ages of 18 and 34; understands that loneliness can have a significant detrimental effect on a person's physical and mental health, with loneliness being linked to depression as well as an increased risk of conditions such as diabetes or strokes; values the important work of charities and community groups in supporting those affected; appreciates the importance of Age Scotland's Campaign, No one should have no one; challenges all policy-makers to lead from the front in tackling loneliness and supporting those working in this area; and urges this House to ensure that tackling this scourge of our times is at the heart of considerations when drafting public policy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Patricia Gibson15/01/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartyProposed
Carol Monaghan15/01/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald15/01/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon16/01/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jonathan Edwards16/01/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
David Simpson16/01/2018Upper BannDUPSeconded
Alison Thewliss16/01/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day16/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham16/01/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands16/01/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens16/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
David Linden16/01/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell17/01/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford17/01/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law17/01/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon18/01/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Mhairi Black19/01/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry22/01/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady22/01/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry22/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown22/01/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins24/01/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Ben Lake25/01/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Girvan22/02/2018South AntrimDUPSigned

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