"We chat about rubbish TV mostly. And we laugh. A lot!"
We won't leave anyone behind
Re-engage exists to support people who are over-75, live alone, and find it hard to get out in normal times. The Covid-19 crisis is particularly devastating for these people and many are feeling incredibly vulnerable, especially those with few family members or friends to talk to.
In response to the crisis we’ve suspended our regular social gatherings and, with the help of our dedicated volunteers, have set up a UK-wide call companions service. Anyone of this age who’s feeling alone can receive a regular friendly phone call throughout the crisis and beyond, for as long as they want it.
No one should have to face this crisis alone. We won’t leave anyone behind.
Help us reach more older people feeling lonely, in the lockdown and beyond
We need funds to cover the cost of putting in place safe programmes as we work with the most vulnerable older people:
- We need to run checks on new volunteers
- Pay for training
- Pay for calls using safe systems to protect vulnerable people
Please consider supporting this work and the work we will continue to do with the older people we meet in the coming months so that we can support them for years to come.
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
Are you aged 75 or over, living alone and finding it difficult to get out and about? You’re not alone – we’re here to help.
Volunteering with us can be an incredibly rewarding and useful experience. 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.
"You get to have a real chat with real people"
Trudy, 88, who tragically lost her brother to Coronavirus in June, talks about the loneliness of lockdown and the joy of a phone call from someone who cares.
Why our volunteers are the best
We're always impressed with our brilliant volunteers but, over the past few weeks, we've been blown away by their incredible care and commitment.
A sad farewell to William Barney
Re-engage trustee Sarah Reed celebrates an incredible ‘force of nature’ who supported the charity for 40 years.
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