Councillor Rachel Eden, Reading’s Lead member for Adult Social Care, said: ‘We all want to make Reading an even friendlier place. Loneliness can affect any of us and with the work nationally of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission highlighting the importance of this we can be proud of what we’re doing here in Reading. Feeling connected is good for us – not just our mental but also our physical health. By working together I’m sure that we can make Reading a truly friendly town for more people in our community. I’d encourage as many people as possible to come to this event and to look out for more about how they can get involved’. Read Rachel’s blog about tackling in loneliness in Reading here.