The South West has the highest proportion of lonely older people per household, a report by a national charity has revealed.
The research by Friends of the Elderly found that over 5 million older people across the UK are lonely, and that:
- One in every four households in the South West contains a lonely older person.
- Five of the ten loneliest places in the UK for older people are in the South West.
- London has the lowest proportion of lonely older people, one in every 11 households.
- There are an estimated 457,042 lonely older people in the London region.
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