Behind Britain’s Loneliness Problem: People Share Why They Feel Isolated

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  • ‘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
  • HuffPost

Earlier this month, Childline reported a 14% rise in the number of childrencontacting the charity about loneliness, the vast majority of whom were girls.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY File photo dated 25/10/17 of Tracey Crouch, who has been appointed minister for loneliness to help tackle the misery endured by around nine million Britons, as Theresa May backs a series of recommendations made by the Jo Cox Commission on the issue.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY File photo dated 25/10/17 of Tracey Crouch, who has been appointed minister for loneliness to help tackle the misery endured by around nine million Britons, as Theresa May backs a series of recommendations made by the Jo Cox Commission on the issue.

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…

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