England is trying to do so based on a recent study that showed that more than nine million adults in the country often or always feel lonely. This is more than the population of London. Government research has found that about 200,000 older people in Britain had not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month.
The country has take three steps to begin to address the problem. The Prime Minister appointed a minister for loneliness. A government agency will establish a method of measuring loneliness. A fund will be set up to help the government and charities to develop a wider strategy to identify opportunities to tackle the problem.