The best cure for loneliness? A home of your own

Home owners are happier, healthier, and less lonely so it makes sense to create more on them, writes Robert Colvile on Wednesday 11 April.

Robert was responding to a new report from the Office of National Statistics, commissioned in response to the Jo Cox Foundation’s campaign on loneliness, which showed young renters with “little trust and sense of belonging to their area” were a growing group of people who experienced the most loneliness.

Young people, with no links to the areas they live in and the very real prospect of moving – or their neighbours moving – in the need future don’t feel part of their communities. Owning a home “gives them somewhere to call their own”, writes Robert Colvile.

Click here to read the full piece on The Telegraph website.

Date Added: Thursday 12th April 2018