I’m backing the ALLIANCE’s call to include monitoring progress in preventing social isolation because loneliness and social isolation is a major public health risk.  It can increase the risk of mortality by almost 50 per cent even after underlying health problems are taken into account. Good Morning Service gives practical and emotional support 365 days members are, and feel, connected, safer and valued.  The power of social connection should not be under estimated: It is called the greatest predictor of long-term happiness. Nicky