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Wales' most lonely places for older people revealed

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A national helpline has revealed Cardiff, Monmouthshire and Powys are Wales' most lonely places for older people.

The Silver Line looked at data from more than-one million calls its helpline received since November 2013.

More than half of callers said they contact the charity because they have no one else to speak to.

9,744
The number of calls the Silver Line received from the Cardiff area.
3,308
The number of calls the Silver Line received from the Monmouthshire area.
3,187
The number of calls the Silver Line received from the Powys area.

Every day we hear from lonely older people who have led interesting lives but are now isolated, utterly alone, and literally have no one to speak to for days on end.

Calls come from virtually everywhere- places as different as rural Pembrokeshire and inner Cardiff - but alike in that older people are experiencing the same loneliness.

Our figures show there are lonely older people living in every street, in every community, and we know that for many night-times are the worst for them.

– Dame Esther Rantzen, The Silver Line's Founder