Loneliness and Isolation

“Loneliness in Britain has escalated from a personal misfortune to a social epidemic.” (Jo Cox)

We are better connected than ever but for a lot of us this is the age of loneliness.

There are nine million lonely people in the UK and four million of them are older people.

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A look at more facts

Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Holt-Lunstad, 2010

Half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all

Age UK, 2016

Current research indeed shows a strong association between helping behavior on the one hand, and well-being, health, and longevity, on the other

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.485.8406&rep=rep1&type=pdf

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