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New Action Group Call On Scottish Government To Become World Leader In Tackling Loneliness

New Action Group Call On Scottish Government To Become World Leader In Tackling Loneliness
OCT
26
An unprecedented number of leading charities and organisations have come together to call on the First Minister to lead from the front and ensure that Scotland becomes the world leader
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The Pico Players put on Summer Concert for Contact the Elderly

The Pico Players put on Summer Concert for Contact the Elderly
OCT
23
We were delighted to be chosen as the Pico Player’s charity for their Summer Concert, 2018. Money raised at the concert has gone towards helping us end social isolation and
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Our response to the launch of the government’s first-ever loneliness strategy

Our response to the launch of the government’s first-ever loneliness strategy
OCT
15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Our response to the launch of the Government’s first-ever loneliness strategy 15/10/2018 Contact the Elderly welcomes the launch of the Government’s strategy on loneliness.  The government turning the spotlight
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Sutton Coldfield businesswoman hosts tea party to mark 1,000 days of kindness

Sutton Coldfield businesswoman hosts tea party to mark 1,000 days of kindness
OCT
09
A businesswoman from Sutton Coldfield has hosted a tea party for Contact the Elderly to celebrate the 1000th day of her ‘Inspire Kindness’ project. Dani Saveker, CEO of GLAS, first challenged
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Group Coordinator Anne shares her volunteering journey

Group Coordinator Anne shares her volunteering journey
OCT
08
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Contact the Elderly Group Coordinator?  Anne, a Group Coordinator of seven years, tells us what it is all about! How long have you been volunteering with
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Cats, Cake and Conversation in Shrewsbury

Cats, Cake and Conversation in Shrewsbury
OCT
08
Last week, older guests in Shrewsbury were invited along to the Shropshire Cat Rescue Centre for a traditional afternoon tea and tour of the shelter.  Volunteer Margaret, who was one of
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Echoes - A short film by Ben Bradbury

Echoes - A short film by Ben Bradbury
OCT
02
We were flattered when film maker Ben Bradbury got in touch with us to ask if he could make a film highlighting the devastating impact bereavement can have on an
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#oldervoices: International Day for Older Persons

#oldervoices: International Day for Older Persons
OCT
01
To celebrate International Day of Older Persons, we asked our staff to share the #oldervoices that have inspired them.  Meryl Davies - CEO "My grandmother, Stella, lived with us for several years
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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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