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Bristol is the second worst city in the UK for social isolation.
A survey of people in social care has found that 65 per cent don't feel they have enough contact with other people.
It's hoped that the survey will help local authorities determine the scale of the problem, and encourage volunteers to support lonely people in their community. Research suggests social isolation can have an impact on both mental and physical health.
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Bristol is the second worst city in the country for social isolation according to a recent report.