Wales' elderly 'poor and lonely'

A new report published today says more than 100,000 older people live in poverty and four out of ten say they are lonely.

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'Urgent action' needed to improve lives of older people

An alliance of twenty charities is calling for 'urgent action' to improve the lives of older people in Wales. A report says more than a hundred-thousand older people are living in poverty. One in five have such low incomes they struggle to make ends meet. Four in ten say they feel lonely.

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales says she welcomes the report and recognises that work needs to be done.

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