I write regarding the article on loneliness published in the June edition of your newspaper. Whilst I agree with the views on the problem of loneliness, this will not be solved with a ‘quick fix’ of ‘digital skills’.It states that around 4 out of 10 people of pensionable age do not have access to the internet at home and asks why this is?
For my own part, the declining value of my pension means that I have difficulty affording bills for essentials such as food, electricity, water etc and cannot take on any more expenses.
There must be many others in this situation among the six million quoted!
Rather than spending £875m ‘Providing people with a basic understanding of digital skills’, the government would do far better by putting back the £50m stolen from our Winter Fuel Allowance. I hope the think tank will think again.
Mrs Gill Gordon, Dartford