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Re-engage (Formerly Contact The Elderly)

Over 1.4 million older people in the UK suffer from loneliness. Half a million of them say they go five or six days without seeing or speaking to anyone.

At Re-engage, we work within your local community to set up regular social gatherings for small groups of people over 75, on their own, and hoping to find new ways to get out and about that suit them at this time of life.

Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
Freephone Number: 0800 716543
Sector:
Public

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Help, support and guidance for people who are wanting to reach out for extra support within the community.
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A term used for elderly people.
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