Socially isolated older people over the age of 75 are amongst some of the most excluded in society. For many, social exclusion is only part of a wider experience of isolation.
Laura Joplin, Re-engage’s head of impact, explains why providing opportunities for social connection is a crucial step towards addressing not only social, but also digital and financial exclusion.
By Laura Joplin
The Big Give Christmas Challenge
It's Big Give week, meaning your donation could be doubled. That will help us reach more older people like Jane - the star in our new Christmas film.
After her husband passed away, Jane had to learn to live alone. Through her local Re-engage tea party group, she found hope and friendship.
Despite having six brothers and sisters, 81-year-old Cilla doesn’t enjoy the benefits of having a large family. In fact, in the last 30 years, she has had just one visit from a relative.
Annual survey 2021-2022
Over the year, between April 2021 and March 2022 over 8,300 older people took part in our services, supported by almost 11,000 volunteers. In May we conducted our large 2021-22 annual impact survey with older people and volunteers. We’re delighted to share the results with you.
By Laura Joplin
The Marsh Awards 2022
Meet this year's winner of the Marsh Awards. Every year the Marsh Christian Trust celebrates the outstanding contributions of volunteers through the Marsh Awards. Congratulations to our winner and runners up of the Marsh Award for volunteering in support of older people.
Derek became one of the first beneficiaries of our award-wining rainbow call companions service earlier this year. He recently celebrated his 88th birthday and can look back with pride on a life dedicated to supporting gay rights.