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Isolation: the emerging crisis for older men

13th October 2014, Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre-UK

New figures in a joint report from Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre-UK(ILC-UK) suggest that the number of older men living alone will rise to 1.5 million (from 911,000 today) by 2030.

In England, over 1.2 million men aged over 50 reported a moderate to high degree of social isolation. 710,000 men aged over 50 reported a high degree of loneliness.

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