AM highlights loneliness ‘epidemic’ with special event


The Assembly Member for Cardiff North, Julie Morgan, is holding a special free event open to the public on tackling loneliness on Saturday October 13.

Julie Morgan said:

“Loneliness is becoming a national epidemic and it affects so many different groups of people from new mums to disabled people, the recently retired to older people, who feel isolated and alone in our society.

“According to a report by the Assembly’s Health, Social care and Sport Committee, 18% of people in the UK feel lonely ‘always’ and  ‘often’ , which is the equivalent of almost 458,000 people in Wales.

“I’m holding this event to help people who do feel alone to understand that in a city like Cardiff there are lots of organisations which can reach out and offer companionship and support to people who feel lonely.

“We will have presentations from the Men’s Shed, the University of the Third Age, the Red Cross and the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Helena Herklot, so it should be a very interesting and informative event. Everyone is welcome to come along and drop in.”

The event will take place at All Saints Church, Gabalfa Road,

Llandaff North, CF14 2JH from 10.30am-1pm. It’s free to all and light refreshments will be available.