Contact the Elderly is a charity dedicated to running tea party groups are for isolated older guests aged 75 and over, who live alone (including in sheltered accommodation).
Guests are collected by the same volunteer driver each month and taken to Sunday afternoon tea in a volunteer host’s home. The group of guests and drivers are the same each month, which means that over time some lovely friendships develop, and new support networks are formed.
The service is completely free, groups are overseen by a volunteer coordinator, and all drivers are DBS and reference checked, as well as being briefed on Contact the Elderly’s health and safety and safeguarding procedures.
The groups can accommodate 6-8 older guests, but if there are more referrals then Contact the Elderly are always looking to set up extra groups.