Are you, or is someone you know, affected by Loneliness?

If you or someone you know is affected by loneliness, then please get in touch with us and ask about our Peer Support Mentoring Programme.  Contact us on 01388 22 95 16 or by email at darlingtonarq@gmail.com

Did you know that loneliness can affect anyone.  Here are some points on loneliness from the Office of National Statistics:

  • In 2016 to 2017, there were 5% of adults in England who reported feeling lonely “often” or “always”.
  • Younger adults aged 16 to 24 years reported feeling lonely more often than those in older age groups.
  • Women reported feeling lonely more often than men.
  • Those single or widowed were at particular risk of experiencing loneliness more often.
  • People in poor health or who have conditions they describe as “limiting” were also at particular risk of feeling lonely more often.
  • Renters reported feeling lonely more often than homeowners.
  • People who feel that they belong less strongly to their neighbourhood reported feeling lonely more often.
  • People who have little trust of others in their local area reported feeling lonely more often.

Three profiles of people at particular risk from loneliness were identified:

  • Widowed older homeowners living alone with long-term health conditions.
  • Unmarried, middle-agers with long-term health conditions.
  • Younger renters with little trust and sense of belonging to their area.

If you or someone you know is affected by loneliness, then please get in touch with us and ask about our Peer Support Mentoring Programme.  Contact us on 01388 22 95 16 or by email at darlingtonarq@gmail.com

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