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Meet our staff: Georgina

Meet our staff: Georgina
JUL
30
Georgina, Support Officer for East and South West England, had been working in events when she decided it was time for a change of career. We spoke to her about her
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An afternoon at The National Museum Cardiff

An afternoon at The National Museum Cardiff
JUL
19
On Sunday, The National Museum Cardiff invited some of our guests along to a Japanese themed tea party. Support Officer for Wales, Kate Housley, told us a little bit about
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Why we do what we do: Patricia

Why we do what we do: Patricia
JUL
17
“For the first time on Sunday I went for afternoon tea at a lovely house in Richmond. I was very nervous and I almost turned away after arriving as I
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Why I'm jumping 15,000 feet for Contact the Elderly

Why I'm jumping 15,000 feet for Contact the Elderly
JUL
17
On Saturday, Catherine, a graphic designer from London, will leap 15,000 feet out of a plane to raise money for Contact the Elderly. We spoke to the thrill-seeker about her
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Brioche and bagels at the British Museum

Brioche and bagels at the British Museum
JUL
05
Last weekend, two of our London groups were invited to a tea party at one of London’s most iconic institutions, The British Museum. On arrival the guests were escorted down to
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Comment: The need for adequate rural broadband to help older people stay connected

Comment: The need for adequate rural broadband to help older people stay connected
JUL
04
The Daily Telegraph ran a piece today on the need to improve rural broadband to ensure that older people living in remote rural areas can make the most of the
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Contact the Elderly: A model to follow

Contact the Elderly: A model to follow
JUL
04
Social isolation amongst older people had always concerned Swedish businessman Robert Gyll, but he’d never been able to find anything which he thought provided a practical solution to the problem
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Research consultancy Ecorys fundraise to help end social isolation

Research consultancy Ecorys fundraise to help end social isolation
JUL
03
Our Head of Fundraising, Debra Bollan, travelled up to Birmingham yesterday to meet with research consultancy, Ecorys. The company selected us as their Charity of the Year for 2017 and
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Our reaction to Age UK announcement that 1.4 million older people don't receive the care they need

Our reaction to Age UK announcement that 1.4 million older people don't receive the care they need

Our reaction to Age UK's report released today revealing that 1.4 million over 65s don’t have the support they need:   Contact the Elderly’s CEO Meryl Davies commented:   “This research by Age UK reflects
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Our response to the appointment of the new Minister for Loneliness

Our response to the appointment of the new Minister for Loneliness

"At Contact the Elderly we  are delighted that Mims Davies MP is now the Minister for Loneliness. Millions of older people are affected by loneliness, and our work with the
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A new play exploring loneliness arrives in London

A new play exploring loneliness arrives in London

The team behind a new play exploring loneliness and friendship, which opened in London last week, has joined forces with Contact the Elderly to raise awareness of older people suffering
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