The hidden price of the cost-of-living crisis
In trying to reduce their expenditure more people aged 75 and over are cutting themselves of from their social networks. Re-engage is determined to offer them our our free services providing social connections, friendship and something to look forward to.
Meet Sheena, volunteer call companion coordinator
We caught up with Sheena about her volunteer role as a call companion coordinator, including how her love of spreadsheets helps to keep track of the older people and volunteers in her groups.
1 Million Minutes
During December we had a wonderful 1,270 volunteer applications, in large part thanks to Re-engage featuring on ITV’s 1 Million Minutes appeal calling for people to pledge their time to help end loneliness.
70th anniversary celebrations
In December, around 100 older people and dignitaries went to the cinema to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Age Concern Crosby. The local charity, which started in 1952 under the banner of Old Peoples' Welfare, has provided more than 10,000 meals at its lunch clubs for local older people.
People's postcode lottery
Since 2017, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have provided £2.3 milion of support through Postcode Support Trust which has helped Re-engage introduce new services and bolster existing ones. Health and Wellbeing Advisor Lisa Belletty has worked closely with our fundraising team since the long-term partnership began five years ago.
A week in the life of a tea party group coordinator
Volunteer coordinator, Neville, shares his experiences and tips to help tea parties run smoothly and cope with any potential spanners in the works.