Re-engage provides vital, life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.
Watch our film
Our short film features Barbara, who is in her mid-nineties. When her husband died six years ago, she feared she’d be isolated at home, but through Re-engage she’s found companionship, friends and hope. Our vision is a world where no one is ever too old to make friends and enjoy social interaction. Watch our film and find out how you can help us give more people like Barbara something to look forward to.
Help us reach more older people feeling lonely and isolated
Our vision is a world where no one is ever too old to make friends and enjoy social interaction.
We can’t increase our impact without your support, so whether you can donate, raise funds or let more people know about us, we hope you’ll accompany us on our journey.
Join a group
If you live on your own and find it difficult to get out and about, you’re not alone – we’re here to help.
Volunteering can be incredibly rewarding. Be part of the team that’s making life better for the oldest people in our communities.
Do you know an older person who lives alone and is feeling isolated? Whether they’re a friend, relative, neighbour or patient, we’re here to help.
Here’s how your donation could help us
£5 could allow us to give our invaluable volunteers essential training and support
£15 could help to bring friendship and laughter to an older person in need of company
£50 could enable us to introduce new activities that avoid social contact but give companionship to older people who are now more isolated than ever
Become a supporter by giving monthly or make a single donation online.
A pudding fit for a queen.
In honour of the Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year, Fortnum and Mason launched a nationwide competition to find a recipe for a pudding fit for a queen. Jemma Melvin's recipe for Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle was awarded the title of “platinum pudding” for the this month's jubilee celebrations.
Linda is a guest and volunteer for her local activity group in Wales
Linda, 76, joined her local activity group in her hometown of Penarth as a guest and she liked it so much that she is now the group coordinator. She may be retired, but she likes to keep busy with volunteering and recently completed an Open University degree focusing in health and social care. Fortunately, we found space in her diary for a catch up.
A volunteer's journey
Deborah first started volunteering for Re-engage in 1988 when she was living in London, working as a personal assistant for a head-hunter in Maida Vale. Over the years she has volunteered as a tea party driver, host and group coordinator. Today, at 61, as a host for her local tea party group in Bristol, she share her memories of volunteering with us.
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