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Tea Parties with Friends

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Become a volunteer

Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

Come to tea!

Join us or refer a guest for monthly Sunday tea parties

Support our work

Support our work

Help us extend our lifeline of friendship

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

Come to tea!

Join us or refer a guest for monthly Sunday tea parties

Support our work

Support our work

Help us extend our lifeline of friendship

Who are we?

Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

Care, conversation and a cuppa

Since our first tea party held in 1965, Contact the Elderly has supported more than 100,000 lonely older people.

''The Ride 100 seemed like a fantastic event for me as I am already an avid cyclist so is good to be able to keep up the miles while also doing some good for the charity!''

Heather McCulloch, Richmond group coordinator

"Hosting tea parties for older people in Edinburgh and seeing the difference it makes, has been extremely rewarding."

Fraser Doherty, Contact the Elderly Ambassador

"Contact the Elderly tea parties are one of the most valuable things. Most of all I admire the volunteers who give their time so generously."

Older guest, Stan, from Edinburgh

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Contact the Elderly announces charity merger

Contact the Elderly is pleased to announce a merger with NBFA Assisting the Elderly, a fellow charity working with older people across the UK. Following an earlier...

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EastEnders star backs our work tackling loneliness

EastEnders star Linda Marlowe has spoken about how effective Contact the Elderly tea parties are in tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people. Linda, who has...

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Contact the Elderly celebrates Aviva funding

Contact the Elderly kicked off 2017 in brilliant style with a donation of £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund. The winners of the 2016 Aviva Community Fund were...

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A look back on 2016

A look back on 2016

30 December 2016

Contact the Elderly is a national charity with a local touch. We are active in over 670 communities across England, Scotland and Wales which means we...

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People’s Postcode Lottery raises a cuppa to combatting 	loneliness amongst older people

Contact the Elderly is thrilled to announce a new funding pot from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery which will play a vital role in combatting...

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Festive surprises put smiles on guests' faces

Over 200 Contact the Elderly guests received special Christmas cards from Dutch students this December. As guests from across the UK attended their December tea parties,...

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