Listen: How playing the lottery has been helping combat loneliness in our community
To mark Loneliness Awareness Week (15th – 19th June), 1,500 community projects across England have been granted £30 million funding for the support they’ve given to vulnerable people during Covid-19.
According to figures recently revealed by the Office of National Statistics, more than 7 million people in Britain have suffered from ‘lockdown loneliness’. This makes Loneliness Awareness week even more necessary than ever before with its attempt to raise awareness of loneliness, break the stigma attached to it and encourage people to speak about the issue openly.
Joining me on Drivetime to speak more about this was Senior Head of Funding for The National Lottery Community, Jon Eastwood.
Take a listen, below:
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