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.

St Mary's Hospital in Armley, which has now been revealed as the proposed site for the new 13m unit.

Revealed: Proposed site in Leeds for new £13m mental health unit

The proposed site for a new £13m unit in Leeds - supporting young people with complex mental health issues - has been revealed.

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.

Marvina Newton, right,  founder of the Leeds charity Angels of Youth chats to Dana Lockwood at the Corn Exchange on Christmas Eve. Picture Tony Johnson.

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 impact of loneliness is now recoginsed thanks to the pioneering work of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Mike Adamson: Loneliness is a hidden epidemic we cannot afford to ignore

LONELINESS is one of the biggest issues facing our communities today. Since 2014, The Yorkshire Post has led the way in campaigning about this hidden epidemic.

Murdered MP Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater is at the forefront of a loneliness campaign.

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.


One it ten in Yorkshire will spend Christmas Day alone

ONE IN 10 people in Yorkshire will spend Christmas Day alone - double the national average, a charity that supports people estranged from the families has warned.

Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission at a special event in Batley last Friday. Picture Tony Johnson.

‘Lasting legacy’ of action to help the country’s nine million lonely people

A “LASTING legacy of action” will be created honouring the work of murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox to tackle loneliness.

Susan Banka with Mohammed Yousuf, Community Comapanions Development Worker, at her home in Batley. Picture Scott Merrylees

Effort is needed on challenge to defeat loneliness

A GOVERNMENT-led national strategy is needed to tackle loneliness, which has a “profoundly damaging” impact on the nation’s health, wellbeing and economy, a major report released today will say.

The Yorkshire Post launched the Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic campaign in February 2014

Under-fire council reveals plans to tackle loneliness

A YORKSHIRE council that has previously come under fire for failing to significantly mention tackling loneliness in a crucial health strategy has outlined plans to prioritise the issue.

Rachel Reeves speaking at the Policy Exchange on December 11. Picture: Christopher White

Loneliness is Beveridge’s sixth ‘giant evil’ says Yorkshire MP

MODERN life has fuelled the loneliness epidemic and if the social reformer Sir William Beveridge were alive today, he would call it his sixth “giant evil”, a campaigning Yorkshire MP has said.

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Meet Adversity United - the Harrogate football team dreaming big to show the world that disability is no barrier

Meet Adversity United - the Harrogate football team dreaming big to show the world that disability is no barrier.

Chris Powell and Andrew Wilson at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Picture Scott Merrylees

Power of open air can help the lonely

The power of the open air and the art of good conversation is being used to provide fresh insight to those who may be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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MP Rachel Reeves.

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.

A group of Sixth formers from Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College are helping  Leeds charity Angel of Youth.

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.

Malham in Craven in the Yorkshire Dales.
Picture Bruce Rollinson

Summit will celebrate work to tackle loneliness in some of Yorkshire’s most rural areas

A SUMMIT to celebrate three years of work to tackle loneliness and isolation in some of Yorkshire’s most rural communities will hear real experiences tomorrow.

Pictured (left to right) Alexis Webster, 5, and Sophie Thorpe, 8, grooming one of the centre's ponies called Blackjack.

TYP Christmas Campaign: Your time to make a difference

Your donations will help families with children with autism access life-changing support services and mentoring programmes run by this innovative local charity.


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.

New £13m mental health unit to be built in Leeds for young people

New £13m mental health unit to be built in Leeds for young people

A new £13m unit will be built in Leeds to support young people with complex mental health issues, it has been announced.
Contact the Elderly is encouraging people to over a spare seat at the dinner table to someone who may be lonely

Yorkshire's elderly are skipping meals to avoid eating alone, new research shows

ALMOST a fifth of over 70s in Yorkshire who skip meals, miss out on at least one meal every single day to avoid eating on their own, new research has found.

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