- ‘Loneliness is one of the major causes of misery in our society.’
In Britain, more than nine million people are thought to often or always feel lonely, with the elderly and the young seemingly most affected.
- Natasha Hinde
Earlier this month, Childline reported a 14% rise in the number of childrencontacting the charity about loneliness, the vast majority of whom were girls.
Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the age spectrum, one in nine older peoplehave contact with friends or family less than once a month and for four million older people in the UK, TV is their main source of company.
This week, Tracey…