NO AGE BARRIER
LONELINESS AND FAMILIES
Whilst it is unmistakable that loneliness effects the elderly it also impacts many young people as well. In fact young people are increasingly becoming aware of the loneliness epidemic.
With so much online interaction today and with so many young people perceiving others to have better, happier lives, quite often social media makes a person realise how lonely they feel. Some of the stats are extremely worrying:
- A survey by Action for Children found that 43% of 17 – 25 year olds who used their service had experienced problems with loneliness, and that of this same group less than half said they felt loved.
- Action for Children have also reported 24% of parents surveyed said they were always or often lonely.