Contact The Elderly is a national charity that changes the lives of lonely older people. Many people aged 75 and over spend their days alone, isolated from family or friends and often too frail to leave home without a bit of help. Our Sunday afternoon tea parties are a lifeline of friendship bringing older people and volunteers together for an afternoon of stories, laughter and conversation.
Once a month, each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and taken to a volunteer hosts home, where they join a small group for tea, chat and friendship. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the drivers and guests remain the same. This ensures that over time, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.
This befriending service is free and is held at various venues (once a month on Sunday).