Loneliness is increasingly recognised worldwide as a critical social issue and one of the major health hazards of our time.
Our research shows older private renters are at high risk of loneliness and anxiety. This is a growing concern as more Australians are renting housing later in life.
By contrast, only a small proportion of the social housing tenants we interviewed said they were lonely.
The links between housing arrangements and loneliness could have profound implications for our health…
SOURCE: ALAN MORRIS. “Not all older people are lonely. This hidden factor is often overlooked” ABC News, 12 JUN 2019.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia