More than a third of older people are suffering from loneliness, living with neighbours they barely know only feet away, two leading charities have said.
It is estimated that over three million older people are lonely in the UK and it’s predicted that figure could easily double as the population ages and welfare cuts start to bite.
Older people aren't necessarily lonely for geographical reasons, two leading charities have said.
On average we're all just 126 steps or 65 metres - from someone aged 65 or over who is feeling lonely, the report added.
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