Teenagers in Hampshire could be the answer to tackling loneliness and helping people in the county stay connected to the outside world.
A group of young people completed a four week volunteering project with the National Citizen Service this summer at Clifford House in Andover.
As a result, the project has seen the creation of some very special relationships.
The teenagers raised funds and built a garden in the grounds of the care home.
After completing their project, they continued to visit Clifford House, where staff say residents eagerly await their visits.
More than a million elderly people say they can go for weeks without speaking to anyone.
- Watch Christine Alsford's report below