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Loneliness: Costs

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76713, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of loneliness and social isolation amongst (a) elderly and (b) vulnerable people in (i) each of the last five years and (ii) during the covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

2 December 2021

The Department has made no such estimate.

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