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Our reaction to Scotland appointing first dedicated Cabinet Secretary for Older People

Our reaction to Scotland appointing first dedicated Cabinet Secretary for Older People
JUN
28
For Immediate Release: Announcement of Scotland's first dedicated Cabinet Secretary for Older People – Contact the Elderly’s reaction: 28/06/2018 Meryl Davies, CEO of Contact the Elderly, commented: “We’re delighted that Nicola Sturgeon has appointed
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Contact the Elderly welcomes government announcement of £20 million fund to help tackle loneliness

Contact the Elderly welcomes government announcement of £20 million fund to help tackle loneliness
JUN
19
Comment from Meryl Davies, Contact the Elderly CEO, on the Government’s launch of £20 million fund to combat loneliness: Meryl Davies, CEO of Contact the Elderly, said: “The government’s pledge of £20
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Meet Ina

Meet Ina
JUN
18
96 year old Ina worked as a hairdresser before joining the Land Army during World War Two. She now lives in Scotland, and has been living alone since her husband
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RSPH publishes new report on attitudes around ageing

RSPH publishes new report on attitudes around ageing
JUN
18
 A quarter of millennials believe it’s normal to be depressed and unhappy when you reach old age, a poll conducted by the Royal Society of Public Health in collaboration with
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Thurrock duo walk 190 miles for Contact the Elderly

Thurrock duo walk 190 miles for Contact the Elderly
JUN
13
After hearing about the positive impact Contact the Elderly has on their local community, keen walkers Will and Gregg have decided to take on their biggest challenge yet and walk
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Cycling 100 miles for Contact the Elderly

Cycling 100 miles for Contact the Elderly
JUN
12
A wonderful coincidence: Contact the Elderly were keen to have people ride the Ride London 100 mile route in late July to support the charity and I was happy to embark
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Double Win at the Bexley Volunteer Awards

Double Win at the Bexley Volunteer Awards
JUN
08
Today we’re celebrating a double win for Contact the Elderly at the Bexley Volunteer Awards! A huge congratulations to John and Freda Vine who won the Long Service Award, 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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