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Over 9 million people in the UK – almost a fifth of the population – say they are often or always lonely. Many older people find that they are lonely a lot of the time.
Lonely people can find it harder to strike up a conversation, so why don't you make the first move? Starting a conversation with them can go a long way to build their confidence so they can get more involved with their community.
If you make a pledge below. You’ll get some more information on easy ways to carry out your pledge. If you are a community group you may be eligible for match – funding from the People Helping People Fund - if you let is know your email, we will send you more tips, advice and stories of people doing the same.
Join others pledging to do one thing extra to help themselves, their family or those around them. Pledge now to do your bit and help someone who might be feeling lonely.
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