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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

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 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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Chatsworth Golden Jubilee Tea Party

On Sunday 7th June, as part of Contact the Elderly’s ongoing Golden Jubilee celebrations, groups from South Yorkshire enjoyed a fabulous afternoon tea hosted by the...

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Jubilee concert at St Paul’s Cathedral

Buy your tickets here!   Since 1965, Contact the Elderly has been transforming the lives of lonely older people with the simple concept of tea, cake and conversation...

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Contact the Elderly Golden Jubilee Lunch

On Monday 20th April Contact the Elderly Founder and Chairman, Trevor Lyttleton MBE, welcomed 50 special guests to a celebratory lunch in London’s Mayfair, to mark...

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London - Surrey 100
Location
London
Date
02 August
Time
9:00am - 5:00pm

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

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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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