Contact the Elderly have launched a short film, entitled 'Break the Silence', to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of loneliness and isolation. The film features three guests, Chitra (76), Harry (93) and June (76), who describe what it was like to live with loneliness.
Over 1 million people living in the UK are socially isolated. They have little or no contact with either family or friends, and their numbers are rising. In our rapidly ageing population it is predicted that 2.2 million over 65s will be isolated by 2021.
Contact the Elderly is working to change this. Together with the help of our network of fantastic volunteers and supporters, we help isolated elderly people, by replicating, as near as possible, the hospitality they would receive if they had friends or family nearby.
We need your help to continue with this life-enhancing work.
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