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Transform lives with tea, chat and friendship

Trust, Talk and Tea

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Join us or refer a guest for monthly Sunday tea parties

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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 gatherings for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation.

Care, conversation and a cuppa

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

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