In its first year, a free 24-hour UK helpline for the elderly has been inundated with calls about loneliness. Silver Line, founded by Esther Rantzen, took nearly 300,000 calls, and most were about feeling lonely or isolated. More than half of callers told the helpline they had nobody else to talk to. Some also called to report abuse or neglect in their homes or in residential care. To read more click here.
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