Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly

At a glance


  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Contact the Elderly is the national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people. We have been supporting people since 1965 and our aim is to help get older people out of the house and back in touch with their local community. We do this by organising social events for groups of people aged 75 and over who live alone across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Our groups meet every month on a Sunday afternoon for tea, cake and company. Our local volunteer hosts take it in turns to welcome groups into their homes for a few hours and our drivers make sure that everyone gets home safely at the end.

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