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Have you ever experienced what it’s like to feel lonely? Research suggests that there are over 5000 lonely older people in Northumberland. Together we can change this!

Most of us have felt very lonely and alone at some point in our lives. It’s a profoundly personal and painful experience and people can feel completely hopeless. Luckily for many, life moves on and these feelings pass. But for some of us loneliness can become chronic, making us miserable and often causing us to lose self-confidence. It can become increasingly difficult to build new and meaningful relationship that could restore our sense of self and self-worth. The fact that loneliness carries a stigma can make it hard to admit to it and seek help. And often people don’t know where to go for support.

Loneliness is associated with depression, sleep problems, impaired cognitive health, heightened vascular resistance, hypertension, psychological stress and mental health problems. Especially in older people. 

You can help!

With your donations and support we aim to develop an all-important friendship line and befriending services in Northumberland to reconnect lonely older people with society.

How you can help

  • Join us at the Age UK Northumberland Annual Dinner 2018

    Following the success of  the Chairman's Tartan Ball in 2017, Age UK Northumberland will be once again a hosting an event to raise funds to combat loneliness in the county. Join us on 5 October 2018 and you can make a difference.

    Find out more

  • Your support can help

    One off or regular giving will ensure that services and activities are available locally to the older people in your area. All donations, big or small, will help significantly ine the fight against loneliness.

    How you can help(PDF, 51 KB)

  • Fundraise

    Have you ever wanted to organise a fundraising event? Do you have a personal challenge that you would like to tackle? Fundraise to help reduce loneliness in Northumberland and we will help you every step of the way! Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.


Donate today to reduce loneliness in Northumberland

One off or regular giving would ensure that services and activities are available locally to the older people in Northumberland. Follow the link to make a donation and help reconnect lonely older people with society.