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Before the outbreak of coronavirus, we were already facing a loneliness epidemic amongst older people. But as a result of the pandemic, this crisis has intensified.

You can help us positively change an older person's life...

We've been supporting older Islanders to love later life since 1973 and as we celebrate our 50th year, we need your help now more than ever to support those who have no one else to turn to. Every pound raised stays on the Island for those in need on the Island.

Did you know that in the UK one million older people say they feel lonelier than ever at Christmas time? Loneliness is a growing problem for older people on our Island, one in six older Islanders (aged 65+) live alone. 

Feeling lonely doesn’t necessarily mean you have no one nearby. You may be surrounded by friends and family but still feel lonely. Loneliness is unique to every individual. It can have different causes and consequences for each of us.

The effect of loneliness and isolation can be as harmful to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness is associated with depression, sleep problems, hypertension, impaired cognitive health, heightened vascular resistance, psychological stress and mental health problems.


Age UK Isle of Wight's 'Good Neighbour Scheme' utilises the support of vetted volunteers to provide weekly face to face and telephone befriending to older Island residents who find themselves feeling lonely and isolated. Our befriending service relies on the support of local donations to help to secure it's future.

Age UK Isle of Wight’s annual campaign 'No One Should Have No One' is supported by Megan Baker Estate Agents. The aim of our campaign is to raise awareness about the support available alongside a local appeal for donations to ensure that we can continue to be here for those who have no one else to turn to.

  • Loneliness

    Most of us will feel lonely at some point in our lifetime. For some, loneliness can define our lives and have a significant impact on our wellbeing.

    We can help you feel less alone. 

  • Our Appeal

    No One Should Have No One.

    With your support, we can keep working to make sure that no one has no one to turn to as they get older. 

With your support, we can keep working to combat local loneliness

Thousands of people rely on us every year, and we can only remain here with your support. Could you help us be there to answer the next call?

How you can help

  • Become a Regular Giver

    Making a regular gift, no matter the size, allows us to plan our services, respond to need and helps us to support more local older people in need. 

  • Become a Volunteer

    Help to relieve local loneliness by volunteering your time as a face to face or telephone befriender to an older Island resident.

  • Donate to our appeal

    Help to ensure the future of our vital befriending service so that we can continue to be here for those who have no one else to turn to.

 

Our 'No One Should Have No One' appeal is kindly supported by 

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You can help us positively change an older person's life...

We've been supporting older Islanders to love later life since 1973 and as we celebrate our 50th year, we need your help now more than ever to support those who have no one else to turn to. Every pound raised stays on the Island for those in need on the Island.