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registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Loneliness more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the report by the Red Cross Barriers to belonging, published in June, for their loneliness strategy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Boateng remove filter
uin HL16529 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>“Barriers to belonging: An exploration of loneliness among people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds” highlights that many people from BAME backgrounds face multiple challenges to feeling like they belong and accessing support services. These include increased likelihood of discrimination, not feeling welcome and fear of stigma. The report also points to greater barriers to accessing help for loneliness and joining in community activities, including a lack of money, language barriers and not having enough free time.</p><p> </p><p>The cross government tackling loneliness team will consider the research findings and recommendations made to Government, in its work taking forward the loneliness strategy.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T15:56:43.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:56:43.973Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
147
label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
1133777
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Loneliness more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the language used for different cultural and linguistic groups in measuring loneliness in their loneliness strategy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Boateng remove filter
uin HL16528 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>A national loneliness measure was announced in October 2018 as part of the loneliness strategy.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) undertook a programme of scoping work to recommend a way of measuring loneliness which would work for people of different ages and backgrounds, including how different loneliness measures compare for use with diverse ethnic groups, including those with limited English.</p><p> </p><p>ONS’s final recommendation of using both direct and indirect measures of loneliness where possible is an approach currently taken by the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Understanding Society study. The recommended measures are well-tested across different surveys and demographics.</p><p> </p><p>ONS worked with the Loneliness Technical Advisory Group to identify a range of criteria regarding the design, sample and geographical coverage of the surveys in which the measure will be included, to build opportunities to improve understanding of differences between ethnic groups.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T15:56:19.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:56:19.253Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
147
label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
1133776
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Loneliness: Ethnic Groups more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to reflect the experiences of people from BAME backgrounds when (1) raising awareness of the public health implications, and (2) addressing the stigma, of loneliness. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Boateng remove filter
uin HL16527 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
answer text <p>Government’s loneliness strategy recognises that loneliness can affect people of all ages and all backgrounds.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is aware of the recent research findings contained in “Barriers to belonging: An exploration of loneliness among people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds”, recently published by the British Red Cross, which will be considered in future work.</p><p> </p><p>On the public health implications, Public Health England (PHE) has supported the development of standard measures of loneliness and has recently consulted on updates to its Public Health Outcomes Framework, which includes consideration of the addition of the standard measure of loneliness, to inform and focus future work.</p><p> </p><p>One aim of Government's recently launched Let’s talk Loneliness campaign is to reduce the stigma of loneliness so that people experiencing it feel they can reach out or take action. This is based on the Mental Health Foundation's research which found that 30% of Britons surveyed said they would be embarrassed to say they felt lonely. The campaign will encourage people across different communities to talk about loneliness.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-02T15:34:31.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:34:31.98Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
147
label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this