Ending Loneliness for Older People Across the UK

by Re-engage in United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th January 2020 we successfully raised £1,660 with 22 supporters in 28 days

Meet Stella, a older woman who is spending Christmas alone and who finds a special new companion.

by Re-engage in United Kingdom

Over half a million older people will spend Christmas alone this year. 

Your gift will help us support lonely and isolated older people over Christmas through our Community Christmas campaign.

No one expects to be the last one left.

But after long and full lives, some older people find themselves with no-one. After losing spouses, partners, siblings, friends, and even children, people can be incredibly isolated.  Re-engage's regular social groups are sometimes the only thing they have left to look forward to.

Last year, 8,500 people with an average age of 86 were part of our 900 groups across the UK, supported by 14,500 volunteers - volunteers who treasure the chance to get to know older people, meet them regularly, and enjoy the company of people who have a lot to give, but who are too often stuck in their homes.

How we do it

We work within your local community to set up regular social gatherings for small groups of people over 75 who are on their own and hoping to find new ways to get out and about.

Our impact

We’re committed to tackling this problem by helping older people to re-engage with their communities through regular face-to-face contact, giving them a lifeline of friendship.

Our vision is a world where no one is ever too old to make friends and enjoy social interaction.

How you can help

We can’t increase our impact without your support, so whether you can donate, raise funds or let more people know about us, we hope you’ll accompany us on our journey.

  • £5 could allow us to give our invaluable volunteers essential training and support

  • £15 could help to bring friendship and laughter to an older person in need of company on Christmas Day

  • £50 could enable us to introduce new activities, such as reading groups or walking cricket groups to complement our Sunday tea parties

  • £120 could pay for an emergency fund for one group, to make sure the monthly event can still take place even if a volunteer is suddenly unable to make it

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