ONS Loneliness Report - single or widowed at particular risk

According to today’s (10.4.18) ONS report,  “Loneliness – what characteristics and circumstances are associated with feeling lonely”, those single or widowed were reported at particular risk of experiencing loneliness more often. 

In the report, three profiles were identified as people of particular risk of loneliness:

  • Widowed older homeowners living alone with long-term health conditions
  • Unmarried, middle-agers (sic) with long-term health conditions
  • Younger renters with little trust and sense of belonging in their areas

The full report can be read here:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/wellbeing/articles/lonelinesswhatcharacteristicsandcircumstancesareassociatedwithfeelinglonely/2018-04-10

The report was a result of the Prime Minister’s strategy to alleviate loneliness in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness published in December 2017.