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Meet Peggy

Meet Peggy

Peggy's story reflects the loneliness experienced by many older people in our communities

Age UK has teamed up with ITV and Coronation Street to tell Peggy's story, which symbolises the real-life experiences of 1.2 million older people across the UK who often feel lonely. Age UK is determined to be there to provide support.

In Peggy's story, Peggy shares life's special moments with her sister Sandra while watching Coronation Street together throughout the decades. But when Sandra dies, Peggy finds herself feeling alone and isolated.

The chances are there is someone like Peggy in your community. Perhaps it's a neighbour who recently lost their own special loved one and now spends their days with only a television for company. 

But lonely and isolated older people shouldn't have to feel the world has forgotten them. That's why Age UK is determined to be there for the older people who need us most, at Christmas and all year round.


We're here for everyone who needs us

If you or someone you know needs support, Age UK is here for you. Call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 169 6565, 8am to 7pm, every day of the year, or use the links below to find out more about how we could help.

205,796 calls

were answered by the Age UK Advice Line in 2021, offering guidance and support

93% of older people

said their wellbeing had improved since receiving telephone friendship calls

180,573 friendship calls

were supported by Age UK in 2021, providing vital connection and conversation

Age UK provides a range of services and your gift will go wherever the need is greatest.

Peggy isn't any one older person in particular. Peggy represents the challenges experienced by the older people Age UK seeks to support through our services.

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