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Will you help older people like Amrita get the support and companionship they need?

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Through the long months of lockdown, even the most resilient of people are struggling to cope. Though lockdown is lifting, for many vulnerable older people living alone, the loneliness is far from over. 

Over 225,000 older people in the UK often go a whole week without speaking to anyone at all.

Amrita sits alone

Since Amrita's beloved husband died almost 10 years ago, she has struggled with feelings of loss and loneliness. She loves to watch the birds and squirrels from her window, but even this simple pleasure is tinged with sadness:

"They all have their own little partners. It just makes me remember how alone I am."


Amrita's life was transformed when she came across the Age UK Telephone Friendship Service.

Now, her weekly chats with her Telephone Friend are the highlight of her week. 

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With your donation today you could help us reach another older person like Amrita and give them much-needed comfort and companionship. Thank you. 

Thanks to kind donations, we've supported more than 367,000 friendship calls to lonely older people since the start of the pandemic

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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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