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How Acacia Homecare helps combat loneliness


Thanks to our supporters, Contact the Elderly is able to continue to provide a lifeline of friendship to over 5,000 older people.

Acacia Homecare, a home care provider covering North London, Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire, has been supporters of Contact the Elderly for over three years.

With their regular support, they have donated over £2,600 to Contact the Elderly meaning we can nurture our existing groups across England, Scotland and Wales.

Gemma MacNulty, Partnerships Development Officer at Contact the Elderly, said: ''We are thrilled to have had over three years of consistent support from Acacia Homes.

''As a small charity, regular donations are extremely valuable to us and goes towards sustaining our current groups. As Acacia Homes were one of our first corporate supporters, we would like to thank them for their consistency and we hope this relationship continues.''

Minal Chowdri, from Acacia Homecare, said: ''We are proud to be supporting Contact the Elderly and its many wonderful dedicated and compassionate volunteers.  As a care provider we know the effects of loneliness and it’s so great to see that such a service exists for the elderly living in isolation and the benefits of such a simple act of kindness.''

Joining Contact the Elderly’s network of supporters is a fantastic way to support our work. We currently take over 5,000 older people out to afternoon tea every month, with the help of our dedicated network of 8,500 volunteers.

Our independent research shows 80% of our service users feel less lonely as a result of Contact the Elderly, and 96% say they have something to look forward to.

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