An epidemic of loneliness
Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. There are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the UK with half a million older people going at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all.
Being lonely is miserable, but it can also have a very damaging affect on physical health and mental wellbeing: lonely people with poor social connections are more likely to suffer from dementia, heart disease and depression.
Re-engage focusses on alleviating loneliness and social isolation amongst those over 75 across the UK. Our model is to bring people together over activities on a Sunday, the loneliest day of the week for people on their own.
Our work is rooted in communities and led by local people using a sustainable and scalable model.
Our team of development officers oversee the formation and launch of local groups and our support officers provide volunteer management and ongoing support to ensure the smooth running of the volunteer-led groups. Once groups launch it is extremely rare for them to close.
We would be very grateful if you would make a contribution to this important work. Your donation will be integral to our ability to develop and grow to reach even more isolated and lonely older people.
Please get in touch for further information or if you would like to make a gift.