The number of “lonely” over 50-year-olds is set to hit two million within seven years, Age UK has warned.
The charity said that the growing population of older people means more of them are going to be lonely and isolated in the future.
The figures came as a separate report showed that thousands of roles in the adult social care sector were left unfilled.
Hmm, what’s that? Why reverse course on half a century of killing the nuclear family you say?
Well, possibly because humans don’t do very well without that nuclear family? There being a reason we’re likely descended from those who were in one?