I volunteer because people need to be noticed, valued and appreciated
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Re-engage volunteer? Anne, a Group Coordinator of seven years, tells us what it is all about!
Filmmaker Ben Bradbury explains his inspiration behind his original short film exploring loneliness
The Hand of Friendship
Thanks to support from leading weekly magazine The People’s Friend, Contact the Elderly’s lifeline of friendship will be offered to more older people who need it.
Monthly Tea Parties: A Model For Tackling Social Isolation
Social isolation amongst older people had always concerned Swedish businessman Robert Gyll, but he’d never been able to find anything which he thought provided a practical solution to the problem in his native Sweden.
Contact the Elderly welcomes government announcement of £20 million fund to help tackle loneliness
Through our work with thousands of the most isolated older people in the UK, we know how widespread the problem of loneliness is, and how damaging it can be for people's physical and mental wellbeing.
Ina had been struggling with loneliness since her husband John died in 2002.