"We chat about rubbish TV mostly. And we laugh. A lot!"

We know these past few weeks have been tough for everyone.

But, the truth is, living through lockdown when you’re on your own can feel unbearably lonely at times.

This is why we’ve launched call companions – a free service for anyone over 75 who lives alone and feels they could do with a friendly phone call every week or two.

What’s great is that the same person calls every time so, gradually, you get to know one another. Soon you’re sharing gardening tips, film recommendations or just chatting about what you had for tea.

Whatever you talk about, it helps lift your spirits. Makes you feel whole again and more connected to the world.

Because if there’s one thing we’ve learnt from this lonely, frightening, unsettling time, it’s that a good chat really does mean the world.

Help us reach more older people feeling lonely and isolated in the lockdown

We're supporting some the loneliest people through this crisis – people in their 80s, 90s and beyond with few family members and friends to call on.

But we can’t do this alone. We are a small charity and need your help to cover the costs of recruiting and training new volunteers and delivering safe services.

We know times are tough for so many people, but if you can give anything at all to help fund our work we could really use the support.

You'll be helping to prevent a generation falling into unbearable levels of loneliness and isolation throughout these difficult months and on into the future.

No one should be left to face this crisis alone. We won't leave anyone behind.

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.

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.

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Contact us

We have teams across the UK and our national office is in London.


2 Grosvenor Gardens


0800 716543

Office phone:

020 7240 0630