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

Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises free monthly Sunday gatherings for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

How does it work?

Each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the drivers remain the same which means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

These meet-ups are a real lifeline of friendship for our older guests who have little or no contact with family or friends. They bring people of all ages together, develop fulfilling friendships and support networks, while giving everyone involved something to look forward to each month.


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