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If you know a lonely older person, try tea and empathy

Contact the Elderly has devised an innovative way to bring together isolated older people across the UK.
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Contact the Elderly has devised an innovative way to bring together isolated older people across the UK.

One third of people say they are aware of lonely older people in their communities and one in four are aware but do not know how to offer adequate help. These are two of the startling findings from our latest research.

For more than 50 years, Contact the Elderly has been tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through community action and face-to-face contact.

We recognise that a grass-roots approach is needed to solve the problem of social isolation. So, with the help of the general public and healthcare professionals, such as nurses, GPs and social workers, we hope to identify those older people who would benefit most from our service, simply by being introduced to a new group of local friends

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