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When Christmas becomes the hardest day of the year

Your support can help us be there for people like Gwen, Ted and Terry.

The challenge 

Too many older people will spend Christmas alone this year.

The loss of loved ones, changing life circumstances, and spending countless hours without anyone to talk to can leave individuals feeling isolated and alone. And at Christmas time, loneliness can turn what should be a happy day into one of the hardest.

Almost a million

older people across the UK often feel lonely

Over 4 million

older people live alone

1 million

older people had no one to spend Christmas with last year

But with your help, ϲֱ쿪 can be there to support older people who need us at Christmas – and all year round.

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The solution

This Christmas, ϲֱ쿪 can provide essential services that change people's lives – like we have for Gwen, Ted and Terry.

“Our chats always cheer me up.”

The changing pace of Gwen's life had left her feeling lonely, but chats with her telephone befriender Holly have made all the difference.


Read Gwen's story

“It's one of the best things I've ever done.”

Being referred to the ϲֱ쿪 Telephone Friendship Service has helped Ted to feel more like himself again after losing his beloved wife.


Read Ted's story

“I’m so grateful for ϲֱ쿪’s help.”

Support from ϲֱ쿪's telephone services has helped Terry to reconnect with life again in the wake of heartbreaking loss.


Read Terry's story

The ways we help

ϲֱ쿪 provides expert advice, practical support, crucial friendship, and campaigns to ensure older people's voices are heard on key issues. Only with the help of our supporters can we continue to be there for everyone who needs us – on Christmas Day and every day.

Thanks to our supporters, in 2022:

205,934 calls

were answered by the ϲֱ쿪 Advice Line, offering guidance and support

Over 8.2 million

visits were made to our Information and Advice pages

239,656 calls

were supported by the ϲֱ쿪 Telephone Friendship Service

No older person should feel alone this Christmas.

Your support could help us continue to be there on the hardest day and every day.

ϲֱ쿪 provides a range of services and your gift will go wherever the need is greatest. 

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