Over two thirds of our older people are referred to us by professional referrers. The reason so many come to us through this route is because we complement your role in helping to support the wellbeing of people aged 75 and over.
We believe, like you, that older people should have the opportunity to be involved in their communities and are passionate about giving them the chance to make new friends and overcome the bitterness of loneliness and isolation at a time in their lives when they find it hard to overcome on their own. We know how damaging loneliness can be to people’s mental and physical health and we also know how much older people benefit from our services.
We have a range of services. They are all free and, critically, are for those aged 75 and over who are feeling lonely or isolated. Do bear in mind that we are a social activity charity and are unable to provide a specialist support service. If you know someone who might benefit from being part of Re-engage, then please get in touch with our engagement team using our contact form, making it clear where you are from and what geographic area you cover. We have engagement officers right across the UK. Or, you can apply online, or ring our team on 020 7240 0630.
Our engagement officers and their focus areas
- Hannah Ali – London
- To be confirmed – Sefton and surrounding areas
- Jessica Broom – South west England
- Samuel Higgins – LGBT+ engagement officer
- Debs Meynell – West Yorkshire
- Ruramiso Munetsi – London
- Paula Nelson – National engagement officer
- Sara Reid – South Wales
- Richard Rowlands – North Wales
- Gavin Stewart – Project manager for activity groups in Wales
- To be confirmed – Scotland
Social prescribing link worker,
“The people I referred in who were able to attend groups found them really friendly and looked forward to attending. They were people who didn’t get out of the house other than for GP or hospital appointments and the fact that transport was provided and that they could go to someone else’s house was a really positive experience.”