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Why we need nurses’ help in the fight against loneliness

Older people’s charity Independent Age is asking nurses to recommend its services to older patients who feel lonely
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Older people’s charity Independent Age is asking nurses to recommend its services to older patients who feel lonely

One in five older people in the UK is in contact with friends, families or neighbours less than once a week. One in 10 is in contact less than once a month.

Yet research shows older people often find it difficult to admit they are lonely, even to family and friends, because they fear being judged or blamed, or don’t want to be a burden.

At older people’s charity Independent Age people tell us they had delayed getting in touch with our friendship services because they had thought they were not lonely enough or that someone else could have benefited from the service more.

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