Loneliness and isolation 'significant issues' in Wales

Loneliness and isolation are some of the most significant issues facing older people, a group of AMs have said.

Half a million people in Wales say they feel lonely often or always, and not just elderly people, according to evidence given to the assembly's health and social care committee.

It wants the Welsh Government to publish its proposals to tackle the issue before planned in 2019.

The Welsh Government said it saw tackling loneliness as "a priority."

Wales has a higher proportion of older people than any other part of the UK, a report by the committee said.

Veterans, new parents, people recently bereaved and carers are some of the groups who may experience loneliness.

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