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Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly addresses loneliness in people over 65 who are living on their own. Our simple formula is volunteer-led tea party groups which take place in volunteer hosts homes replicating the warmth and welcome of a small social group. Our drivers collect guests from their homes. Over 770 groups take place one Sunday a month throughout the UK.

contact-the-elderly.org.uk

Charity

Registered charity no. 1146149

Member since January 2018

About us

Contact the Elderly have been successfully organising tea party groups for over 50 years. Many older people are living alone and experience life changes such as illness, retirement or the loss of a partner. They may find themselves increasingly isolated and may not actually speak to anyone for long periods of time. The negative impacts of loneliness on health and well-being are profound , and UK demographics indicate that we have an increasingly aging population. Tea party groups have a demonstrably beneficial impact on older guests giving them something to look forward to and enabling them to develop friendships and enjoy the company of others. Guests talk about how much they enjoy the tea parties and how the regular social interaction gives them a new sense of self worth. We know that there are many more older people who could benefit from our tea party groups and that developing new groups throughout he UK would help us address this demand.