North East anxiety on the increase

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PEOPLE in the North East feel lonely, isolated and anxious because of money worries, according to a new survey.

 Research company ICM found that more than one third of people living in the region are suffering anxiety because of economic problems.

 The research, commissioned by the CSV Make a Difference Day, was published three years after the start of the recession was officially confirmed.

 The survey, which questioned 2,030 adults across Britain, showed that more than a fifth of people in the North East have experienced feelings of loneliness in the last decade, rising to nearly a third who have felt anxious about the future in the last 10 years.

 The research comes in the build-up to Make a Difference Day, on October 29, the UK’s second biggest day of volunteering.