WE’RE ON A MISSION
TO END LONELINESS
This Christmas we’ve launched a campaign to end loneliness, focusing specifically on supporting the elderly who are most at-risk and the most isolated amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Loneliness, living alone and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It is also worse for you than obesity. Whats more it puts individuals at greater risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
SOME OF THE STATS
Two fifths all older people (about 3.9 million) say the television is their main company.
The number of over-50s experiencing loneliness is set to reach two million by 2025/6. This is a 49% increase in 10 years.
Loneliness is likely to increase your risk of death by 26%.