Are you lonely? Try the ukulele to end the isolation

Playing the ukulele to end loneliness Credit: ITV Meridian

It's something that can have a terrible effect on a person's mental health and wellbeing. And loneliness can can often affect people more, as they get older. A quarter of older people in Thanet live alone. But moves are underway to encourage people to take part in activities, from exercise classes to music lessons.

The lottery-funded Ageless Thanet project is now in its third year.

East Kent was chosen as it was highlighted as an area where a quarter of older people live alone, sometimes in neighbourhoods with few facilities.

  • Tom Savvides talks to those taking part in the activity sessions and to Ian Barker from Ageless Thanet.