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🧵When US @Surgeon_General talks about an epidemic of #loneliness & social isolation and the impacts on #health, it definitely grabs the attention.

This important intervention shows that #loneliness is, unfortunately, still a huge issue for our societies, UK included... 1/
Back in 2018, the @JoCoxLoneliness Commission headed by @RachelReevesMP & @SeemaKennedy published a report calling for action on #TacklingLoneliness, which led to the creation of a Loneliness Minister in Government & a strategy to combat #loneliness 2/ Two women outside number 10
Many organisations across civil society, from tiny community organisations to huge businesses, worked together to build social connections and support people of all ages to reconnect with others, recognising the negative impacts of #loneliness on individuals & wider society 3/
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❗️Two More Important Call for Evidence Video Testimonies Published❗️

Both submissions are part of the @appgonpbandffs
Call for Evidence about @TheFCA.

They are by...
George Patellis - this is an outstanding contribution to the cause - over 5 hours of commentary about George’s experience as a whistleblower at the hands of the FCA...
...Thomas Winnifrith, the former fund manager turned investigative journalist & also founder & editor of the popular share tips website,
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Every MP who supports a watering down of the parliamentary standards requires closer scrutiny.
WHY? Because it seems likely that each and every one of them has either broken those rules or would like to!
#OwenPaterson #ThickAsThieves
#cashforquestions #expensesscandal
In the case of Owen Paterson, "No previous case of paid advocacy has seen so many breaches or such a clear pattern of behaviour in failing to separate private and public interests”.
#OwenPaterson #ThickAsThieves
#cashforquestions #expensesscandal…
Let's look more closely at those MPs supporting a watering down of parliamentary standards on expenses, payments, and paid lobbying, in case they, like Owen Paterson, have misused public office for personal gain.
#OwenPaterson #ThickAsThieves
#cashforquestions #expensesscandal
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#Thread to share and spread what i find most concerning from the Submission to the #UK #APPG on #HongKong for its inquiry into violations of #HR and humanitarian principles by the #HKPF. Published by @HK_CRO, est. 2014 they work to protect and promote civil and political rights/2
in #HongKong, with a focus on #Police abuse of powers. The 4 pillars of their work are: #humanrights education, police power monitoring, policy advocacy, and emergency #hr support. #StandWithHongKong 🇩🇪❤️🇭🇰 /3
The Submission is based on the testimonies of providers of humanitarian aid gathered from individual interviews conducted by #CRO as well as media reports. All the 10 incidents there happened in or after June 2019 in #HongKong. /4
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Who wants a thread about the findings of the #APPG Adoption & Permanence report? 1600 responses, 250 young adoptees and 2 expert oral evidence sessions later the MPs and peers on the group made 6 recommendations on the future of the #AdoptionSupportFund. Here goes
Rec 1 Retention: Commit to AdoptionSupportFunding till 2030 to ensure stability for families and therapy providers. Yes. Short term funding cycles don’t fit with long-term recovery from trauma.
Rec 2 Administration: DfE ensure capacity in LAs / RAAs to administer applications with no delay. Yes. We know adoption teams are juggling priorities with low resources, but delays in support for families mean problems, workloads and expenses spiral out of control.
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