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For 1.4 million older people across the UK, loneliness is a daily reality.

Your donation could help end loneliness for older people like Amrita.

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Lockdown may have lifted, but loneliness continues amongst older people.

Referrals to our Telephone Friendship Service continue to flood in, which is why we need urgent funds today. After a year of terrifying anxiety, many older members of our community are still suffering alone.

Over 225,000 older people often go a whole week without speaking to anyone

When Amrita’s husband died, she was left totally alone.

Whole days would go by with no one to talk to. She was very lonely and grew increasingly depressed.

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"My husband was very loving. It’s all you need. I don’t have anyone to talk to. I was very lonely."

Thanks to supporters like you, Amrita now has her 'telephone friend' via our Telephone Friendship Service. Every week she looks forward to her calls. They make her feel less alone.

Age UK’s Telephone Friendship Service is a lifeline for lonely older people. With 1.4 million older people struggling with loneliness in the UK, your gift today could help us be there for older people who have no one else. 

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Last year we supported more than 100,000 calls from older people struggling with loneliness through our Teleophone Friendship Service.

Your donation could help us reach even more of the 1.4 million older people who urgently need our support.

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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 find information and advice on our website.

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