Is Loneliness a Problem in the UK?

There are nine million lonely people in the UK and four million of them are older people. Many older people find constant loneliness hardest to overcome. They lack the friendship and support we all need (Campaign to End Loneliness)

Most of us will experience loneliness at some point in our lives, but for many it will be transitory. Sadly though, for a growing number of older people loneliness defines and devastates their lives.