CW77: Belonging becomes believing

More than 4,000 children contacted Childline in the past year because they were lonely. At the other end of the age spectrum, elderly people are also suffering from loneliness and isolation: there are 1.8 million people over 75 in the UK who are profoundly lonely, according to Linking Lives UK, which is working with churches and Christian agencies to set up befriending schemes to combat the issue.