Earlier this year, the Prime Minister committed to tackling the issue of loneliness. More than 9 million people in our society always or often feel lonely. Shockingly, around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. Up to 85% of young disabled adults feel lonely. Loneliness is one of the challenges of our time.
My own cat, Gus, joined the Eustice family 2 years ago from the Cats Protection. He has been a wonderful addition to our family. Gus’ previous owner had been unable to keep him, as she had been moving. He has settled into life in our home very well.
That we are a nation of animal lovers is proved by the fact that there are so many vibrant charities like the Cinnamon Trust out there doing this sort of work with so many volunteers willing to support them.