The Silver Line is the confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year.

More than half of all 75 year olds in the UK live alone and one in ten suffers “intense” loneliness but is reluctant to ask for help.

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. There are no strict age limits but most people they speak to are over 65.

Their specially trained helpline staff:

  • Offer information, friendship and advice
  • Link callers to local groups and services
  • Offer regular befriending calls
  • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect

For a full list of services follow this link or download The Silver Line leaflet.

The Silver Line Helpline

The Silver Line Helpline is available to call any time on 0800 4 70 80 90

Telephone Friendship Service

Delivered in partnership with Age UK, Telephone friendship is a free telephone friendship service that matches people aged 60 and over with a friendly volunteer for a weekly chat.

Alternatively you may like to join a Silver Circle and take part in a regular group call on subjects that interest them.

To contact the Silver Line dial  0800 4 70 80 90.

For those of you who want to connect online with others who have similar experiences, you can join Gransnet forums on a wide range of subjects that you can contribute to.

Contact The Silverline

Full contact details are available at this link.

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