YWT respond to Office for National Statistics analysis

Tuesday 10 April 2018

YWTResponding to Office for National Statistics analysis that show that people aged 16 to 24 reported feeling lonely more often than older age groups and that women feel lonely more often than men, Young Women’s Trust campaigns and communications director Joe Levenson said: 

“These figures back up what we’re seeing at Young Women’s Trust. Our research shows that one in four young people feel lonely. 

“Feeling isolated can have a negative impact on young women’s confidence and their mental health. Combined with a lack of networks, this can make it harder to look for jobs and can lead to young women being shut out of the labour market. 

“Much more support is needed to improve young people’s prospects – including supporting women into work and education.” 

ENDS 

Notes to editor: 

  1. Young Women’s Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 trapped by low or no pay and facing a life of poverty. The charity provides services and runs campaigns to make sure that the talents of young women don't go to waste.
  2. The Office for National Statistics today (10 April) released an analysis of characteristics and circumstances associated with loneliness in England using the Community Life Survey, 2016 to 2017: http://ow.ly/bn8U30jpmsy
    1. For more information or to speak to a case study, please contact Bex Bailey on bex.bailey@youngwomenstrust.org or 07963018281.

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