Building companionship: how better design can combat loneliness in later life

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This report by Demos, supported by McCarthy & Stone, recommends that redesigning 'cities for all ages' could help prevent social disengagement.

With people aged over 80 expressing that they are more than twice as likely to report feeling lonely, it found that this could be combatted through better design and age friendly environments that stimulate companionship and socialisation.