Campaign: Loneliness and Me

Real experiences of loneliness from Leeds

  • More than half of people aged 75 and over live alone
  • 70% of older people admitted that their only company is the TV
  • Being alone should be a choice
  • Loneliness should not be a symptom of old age
  • Loneliness is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Noleen’s Story — I don’t feel like an old woman

Becky’s Story — I know I should try to get out more

Sharon’s Story — I just want someone for me: a friend

Maggie's Story — I didn’t think this would happen to me

Ted’s Story — You only get one chance in life

Getting older shouldn’t mean getting lonely
Come out of the shadows of loneliness
0113 244 1697

Thanks to
Becky Bain, Maggie Heron, Noleen Park, Sharon Rall and Ted Hunter

Feel Good Factor
Leeds Older People’s Forum

Piece of String

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