Government backing letter writing campaign in bid to combat loneliness

People have been urged to write letters and cards to help those still isolating as lockdown measures ease.

Government minister Baroness Barran has encouraged people to make contact with friends, family, elderly neighbours or anyone else who is clinically vulnerable to mark Loneliness Awareness Week.

This could also include pregnant women or people older than 70 with an underlying health condition, she said.

“The last few months have brought loneliness to the forefront of our minds,” the Baroness said.

“We all have a role in being kind and looking out for each other, and as some of us begin to regain some normality we cannot forget those who may need to stay at home for longer and could be at risk of feeling lonely.

“Writing letters might be a slightly forgotten art but it’s more important than ever to connect with people, and putting pen to paper is an excellent way of making sure our friends, family and neighbours know we’re thinking about them.”

Royal Mail’s director of public affairs and policy David Gold said: “Handwritten correspondence is a very powerful way of connecting and showing someone close that you care, particularly during these difficult and sometimes isolating times.



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“Keeping the nation connected is of vital importance to us, so we’re delighted to partner with the Government on this initiative.”

Baroness Barran’s message follows on from a Government announcement last week that single adult households – those living alone or single parents with children younger than 18 – can now form a “support bubble” with one other household, meaning they can visit and stay overnight.

The Government is also offering advice on how to reach out to lonely people under its #Let’sTalkLoneliness campaign.

The campaign’s name will also feature on postmarks stamped on most letters delivered during Loneliness Awareness Week – which runs from June 15-19 – as a result of a Government initiative with the Post Office and Royal Mail.

The Government has also confirmed the nine organisations helping people at risk from feeling alone that will share a £5 million fund to reduce loneliness.

The bodies are the English Football League Trust, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen And Families Association, Sense, the Alzheimer’s Society, the British Red Cross, Home-Start UK, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Mind, and the Carers Trust.

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