7% of pensioners 'don't know their neighbours'

Pensioners are increasingly worried about being isolated this winter, especially as 7% of all +65's don't know their neighbours.

The top reasons holding older people back from knowing their neighbours are not wanting to be a burden and thinking that their neighbours always seem to be bus.

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700,000 older people 'are lonely'

Over 700,000 people aged 65 or over in the UK say they are always or often lonely, Age UK have said. 3.5 million are not getting any help, support or companionship from neighbours.