Age UK survey shows extent of loneliness for pensioners in East Midlands

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A new Age UK survey has found that 140,000 people aged 65 plus in the East Midlands describe themselves as always or often feeling lonely, and two in five (41 per cent nationally say that their TV or pet is now their main form of company.

Loneliness is a huge issue that affects people all year round with a third of older people (31 per cent) in the East Midlands saying they would like to go out more often.

Age UK’s research also reveals that one in five people (20 per cent) aged 65 plus are feeling cut off from society.


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