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Living on your own can be hard to adapt to - particularly if you've been used to sharing your home or time with others. Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating. And that's when a friendly chat on the phone can make all the difference.

Lady on Telephone

Call in Time is a free telephone friendship service run by Age UK. Since 2005 the service has matched hundreds of older people with trained and supported volunteers who, together these pairings enjoy a weekly conversation about anything from the weather, to what's been happening in both of their lives.

Our volunteers and the people they call often become firm friends in the process. These calls provide a valuable ongoing weekly telephone contact to develop a trusted friendship, which will last a lifetime.

As well as friendship calls, we also provide Good Day calls. These calls can provide a little extra reassurance when you're on your own - especially at times when you most need it, such as when you've just come home from hospital or experienced a bereavement.

If you need us to, we can give you a short call several times a week, at a time that suits you, just to make sure you're OK. These Good Day calls are made for a period of eight weeks. But if you think you might need them to be extended, we may be able to arrange that too.

If you think that you or someone you know could benefit from Call in Time, please download the referral form, or call the number below to speak or speak to a member of our Call in Time team on 0800 434 6105.

Download a referral form