Between April 2022 and March 2023, we have seen a significant reduction in feelings of loneliness amongst older people accessing our services. The number of older people who ‘often or always’ feel lonely is 67% lower than when they joined Re-engage and the number who ‘often’ feel they lack companionship has fallen by 70% (based on the ONS single-item direct measure of loneliness and the UCLA loneliness scale).
of older people rate Re-engage services as 'good' or 'excellent'
of older people say joining Re-engage has given them 'something to look forward to'
of volunteers feel like they are 'making a difference to somebody' as a result of volunteering with Re-engage
“Re-engage has changed my life. I now have an outing on the second Sunday of the month which I look forward to.”
Every charity wants to be sure that it’s making an impact. That’s why we talk directly to our older people and volunteers about the impact of our work, rather than make assumptions.
In 2022 – 2023 we:
- received over 7,900 survey responses across our research and evaluations
- conducted 119 in-depth interviews
- received 1,778 responses to our annual survey
All of this feedback gives us a fantastic understanding of the impact of our work and the ways in which older people and volunteers benefit from being a part of Re-engage.
“It’s lovely to meet up with others and to share our good times and not-so-good times. We always get home feeling better, and all the homes we visit make us feel so welcome.”