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Let's tackle loneliness in the elderly


Let's Talk Loneliness


Loneliness is the reality for many of the more than two million people aged 75 and over who live alone in the UK and as our population ages, the problem will only get worse.

But it doesn’t have to be like that. At Contact the Elderly we run monthly social gatherings to bring older people together with their peers. 

Ina joined one of our groups after being widowed.

“It’s been the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. When you’re left alone as I am and many others are, it can be so damaging, but the people who’ve hosted me have been truly out of this world.”

How you can help

let's talk loneliness campaign logoVolunteer 

Contact the Elderly is looking for volunteers to give some of their time every month to make the isolated older people in their community feel connected and valued.

We do this through social groups that bring real pleasure to people through conversation, laughter and, crucially, something to look forward to. But we can’t do it without you.

Our volunteers make cherished relationships and 90% of them say that volunteering with us has had a positive impact on their lives.

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There are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK. You can help us reach them.

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