Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, said:

“We welcome the Government’s announcement of funding to take on the realities of an ageing society. Technology has a vital role to play in supporting older people to live healthy and happy lives. In turn, this will help older people living with illness or long-term conditions to be less isolated and more independent. We all have the right to age well, and with life expectancy rapidly rising, it is right that the Government is seeking to make the UK fit for an ageing society.”

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