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Third of elderly 'feel lonely'

Over a third (34%) of people aged 65 or over in Great Britain feel lonely, according to new research out today from Age UK and pioneering online young peoples charity YouthNet.

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Charities want computer courses for over 65s

Two charities have joined forces to tackle loneliness and isolation across generations.

Computer courses will encourage two generations to work together Credit: Adam Peck/PA Wire

Age UK and YouthNet are calling on runners to take part in next year's London Marathon to raise money for computer classes for the elderly.

700 young volunteers will be given the opportunity to develop their confidence and learn new skills by sharing their digital experience with 10,000 older people in their local communities.

For more information visit or call 0800 169 87 87 or email

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