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Tea Parties with Friends

A lifeline of friendship

Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people, through regular face-to-face contact.

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

Be our Guest!

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

Be our Guest!

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.

Come to our Golden Jubilee Concert at St Paul's Cathedral

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"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

“Barnett Waddingham is proud to support Contact the Elderly as it celebrates its Golden Jubilee."

Nick Salter, Senior Partner at Barnett Waddingham

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Barnett Waddingham as Golden Jubilee Partner

We are delighted to announce Barnett Waddingham as our Golden Jubilee Partner. Barnett Waddingham is the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, with offices...

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Contact the Elderly teams up with Gransnet

Contact the Elderly has teamed up with Gransnet to create a new online community for guests and volunteers to meet people, that can be accessed at...

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Prime Minister writes letter of support to Contact the Elderly

The Prime Minister has written to Contact the Elderly expressing his support of its ongoing campaign to end loneliness and social isolation felt by older people...

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Contact the Elderly founder retires as chairman

Contact the Elderly founder, Trevor Lyttleton MBE, has announced he is stepping down as Chairman.   Trevor announced his retirement during a speech at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral last...

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Contact the Elderly founder Trevor Lyttleton awarded honorary degree

Contact the Elderly founder Trevor Lyttleton MBE has been honoured by Liverpool Hope University for his lifelong commitment to alleviating loneliness and social isolation amongst older...

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Carry on Caring: Trevor Lyttleton’s Keynote Address

On Thursday 18th June Contact the Elderly Founder and Chairman, Trevor Lyttleton MBE, was invited to give the Keynote Speech at the Solicitors for the Elderly...

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Remember a Charity Week 2015
Location
Date
01 September
Time
9:00am - 6:00pm

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Older People's Day 2015
Location
Date
01 October
Time
All day

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Silver Sunday
Location
Date
04 October
Time
All day

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Golden Jubilee Concert at St Paul's Cathedral
Location
London
Date
29 October
Time
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Santa Run
Location
Victoria Park, London
Date
06 December
Time
10:00am - 12:00pm

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