Esther Rantzen tackles loneliness and social isolation

Esther Rantzen wants to raise awareness of social isolation Credit: Press Association

TV presenter Esther Rantzen is visiting a a respite holiday centre in Southampton later today. Her visit comes after a report from the Office of National Statistics revealed that a third of people over fifty feel lonely.

Esther is working with the charity Vitalise to raise awareness about the issue. The centres provide breaks with care for people with disabilities, who otherwise wouldn't get out of their homes.