PM appoints Minister for Loneliness following Jo Cox report
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May will set out how the Government will tackle the “sad reality” of loneliness in modern life - and has started by appointing a minister to create the UK’s first ever strategy on the issue.
Watch: Bradford filmmaker explores the lives of the lonely in new documentary
A young Bradford filmmaker who was moved by research highlighting the devastating reach of loneliness will have her film shown to community groups and on big screens in her home city to show those affected that they are not alone.
Volunteers rally to ensure fewer feel lonely over festive period
THE FESTIVE period can be deeply lonely if you’re on your own - but across the length and breadth of Yorkshire, kind-hearted people gave up their time this Christmas to help those who would otherwise be alone.
The Yorkshire Post says: Shining stars. The humanity of Jo Cox’s sister
AS The stars of 2017 are celebrated by The Yorkshire Post, the recognition of Kim Leadbeater is bittersweet. She only became a public figure after the senseless murder of her sister Jo Cox, the Batley & Spen MP, just over 18 months ago.
Leeds MP warns loneliness is ‘structured into society’
LONELINESS has become “structured into society” and fresh thinking on health and social care with “a new kind” of welfare system is needed if we are to make a concerted attack on the crisis, a Yorkshire MP will say today.
Pupil power to support Leeds charity’s party for lonely people at Christmas
School pupils have been helping a Leeds charity organise a huge party that will bring together more than 200 lonely people on Christmas Eve as part of a project to tackle loneliness during the holiday season.
TYP Christmas Campaign: ‘Autism Angels made a difference’
The Yorkshire Post’s Christmas appeal is this year calling on readers to support the Autism Angels which uses horses to help children on the autistic spectrum. Ruby Kitchen speaks to the Webster family, whose lives have been transformed.