Over 1 million older people in the UK say they often or always feel lonely.
For a growing number of older people, loneliness can come to define their lives and have a significant impact on their mental and physical wellbeing.
Age UK's befriending services are just one of the ways we reach out to isolated, vulnerable older people by offering them life-changing support and companionship. But we can’t provide this without regular donations from people like you.
Just to hear someone say my name...that means a lot.
As little as £3 a month could help to pay for a regular phone call, giving a lonely older person:
- a valuable source of support
- an opportunity to share interests
- a gateway to other Age UK services.
With your ongoing support Age UK will be able to reach more lonely and vulnerable older people.
Age UK provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.