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Loneliness

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 5467, tabled on 25 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on including loneliness in the guidance her Department issues on the family test.

Answered on

4 November 2019

My Department does not issue guidance on the Family Test. However, the Department for Work and Pensions is currently refreshing the government guidance on the Family Test which is due to be published shortly. I can confirm that loneliness will be included in the updated guidance.