For some people, especially around 1.5 million older people, Christmas is actually a lonely time. This might be due to the death of a partner.
Help for older people who live alone
Age UK have a Telephone Friendship Service and Silverline also off weekly calls to people over 60. Age UK East London offer a befriending service where people visit peoples homes – now restricted to phone calls and Zoom thanks to Covid.
The Age UK Advice Line number is here.
Donate to Age UK
Age UK tackle the Government to make sure that the voice of older people is heard and provide services to help struggling older people.
You can donate to the Age UK here.