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Contact the Elderly

Record Number: 6476

2 Grosvenor Gardens

Freephone: 0800 716543

Email: denise.robson@contact-the-elderly.org.uk Website: http://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk


Contact the Elderly is dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people.

Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. This offers a regular and vital friendship link every month.

Each older person is collected from their home by a volunteer driver and taken to a volunteer host’s home for the afternoon. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the drivers remain the same which means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

The tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for older guests who have little or no contact with family or friends. They bring people of all ages together, develop fulfilling friendships and support networks, and give everyone involved something to look forward to each month.

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Area Covered: Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Coverage: Banff & Buchan / Buchan / Formartine / Garioch / Kincardine & Mearns / Marr

Cost of Service:

Free of charge

Referral: Members of the public can contact directly

Registered Charity No.: 1146149

Scottish Charity No.: SC039377

Contacts & Addresses

Individual Contacts:

North Scotland Volunteer Support Officer: Denise Robson
Tel: 01738 730249

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