Contact The Elderly

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2 Grosvenor Gardens,


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Since 1965, we have been the only national charity solely dedicated to fighting loneliness & isolation through face to face contact. Through our Sunday afternoon tea parties we provide a lifeline of friendship and a chance for older people to become part of their communities again. 

Our volunteer drivers use their own cars to collect their guests and accompany them to a tea party held at a volunteer hosts’ home, where they will spend time together with their group, share stories and have a chat over a cup of tea and cake.

These afternoon tea parties provide long-term solutions to loneliness and replicate as near as possible the hospitality our guests would receive from their friends and family. 

I’ve never had anything given to me in my life, and I can’t believe how kind people have been to me since I’ve been part of Contact the Elderly. It’s absolutely marvellous. It’s a wonderful organisation.”

(Margaret, older guest)

We currently have over 10,000 volunteers throughout England, Scotland and Wales, supporting more than 6,800 older people across 700 groups.

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