3.5 million people aged 65+ in the UK are not getting any help, support or companionship from neighbours, according to new research from Age UK.
Over 700,000 admit they don't know their neighbours and claim the top reason is they don't want to be a burden or feel their neighbours are too busy.
Older people are more vulnerable to serious health problems during colder weather particularly heart attacks and strokes, respiratory problems, pneumonia and depression.
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