Volunteer for Contact the Elderly

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Name

Volunteer for Contact the Elderly

Service details

Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people.
Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

Price

NB. We only pay expenses to cover the group coordinators administration costs. 

Main telephone

020 7240 0630

Email

info@contact-the-elderly.org.uk

The page was last updated on 23 October 2019

Service summary

What do Contact the Elderly groups do? One Sunday afternoon a month, throughout the country, Contact the Elderly groups meet for tea and companionship. These groups are a lifeline 

Service description

What do Contact the Elderly groups do? One Sunday afternoon a month, throughout the country, Contact the Elderly groups meet for tea and companionship. These groups are a lifeline 

Further information

By volunteering with Contact the Elderly you can find enjoyment and fulfilment in helping to make a real difference to the lives of older people who are otherwise isolated from family and friends.


Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and taken to a volunteer host’s home, where they join a small group for tea, talk and companionship.  The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the charity’s drivers and older guests remain the same.

Main address

Contact the Elderly
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0DH