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Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds at Christmas

We've teamed up with Channel 4 for an extra special Christmas episode of Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds to raise awareness of the major issue of loneliness.

About the show

The hit show gripped the nation earlier this year with its ambitious six-week experiment, which saw a nursery group share a classroom with older people in a retirement home in Bristol.

Now the intergenerational friends are back together for this hour-long Christmas special, airing on Channel 4 (9pm, 18 December), as they prepare for a Christmas concert.

Catch up on All 4

The stars on loneliness

The stars of Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds share their thoughts on loneliness.

Loneliness in the UK

Christmas should be a happy time, but for far too many people, it's a time when we feel most lonely.

Every day we hear from people who are experiencing devastating life events such as bereavement, which can give rise to overwhelming feelings of loneliness and loss.

Our research shows 1.2 million older people in England feel chronically lonely with 928,000 saying they feel lonelier at this festive time.

Are you feeling lonely?

You're not alone. We run services to help combat loneliness, such as our Call in Time telephone befriending service, where you can get a weekly friendship call. We also offer services locally in many areas.

About befriending

More on overcoming loneliness

How Age UK helps in Bristol

Keep an eye out for local Age UK Bristol telephone befrienders, who feature in the episode. They make an amazing contribution to helping lonely older people in the area.

Visit Age UK Bristol

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