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A room of one’s own: the hidden loneliness crisis among “generation rent”

It is a lucky person who finds affordable housing close to a job that makes them enough money to have spare time to make new friends, find new lovers and to actually explore what the local community might offer

By Mark Brown  

Young renters are one of the groups most likely to be lonely.

When we are asked to picture who is most likely to be lonely, we seldom picture young people taking their first independent steps in the world.  Surely being young is about fun, friendship, freedom: going out and taking life by the scruff of the neck?

Apparently not. Despite accusations of selfish hedonism and feckless self-indulgence—where failing to get on the property ladder is a result of too many avocados—the endless treadmill of making the rent each month…

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