Thursday, June 18, 2020

Can cats help tackle loneliness?

A new report from the all-party parliamentary group on cats calls for more research into the role that cat ownership can play in combating loneliness.

It makes these recommendations:
  • a pilot of cat ownership and interaction within a social prescribing context
  • improvements to the evidence base
  • enabling renters to own or foster a cat more easily
  • provision of information and advice about responsible cat ownership and its benefits
  • cats to be incorporated into health assessments and personalised care plans
All good ideas, but you have to choose the right cat. I have known some that would do absolutely nothing for your self-esteem.

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