The Silver Line helpline and Age UK telephone friendship service

With our partner charity Age UK, we offer free telephone friendship services so you can enjoy chatting with someone over the phone, all from the comfort of your own home.

As we get older, we may find we spend more time on our own. This can sometimes feel lonely, boring or make us miss friends or family. If you or someone you know is missing the joy of regular conversation, we can help.

In partnership with our partner charity Age UK, we offer telephone friendship services for older people. Our services are here for people in later life who’d like to talk to someone. You don’t need to be feeling lonely (though if you are, we’d like to help), and you don’t need to live on your own. Sometimes it’s just nice to talk.

A friendly chat whenever you need it

The Silver Line is a free 24-hour helpline which people can call for a chat, day or night. Whatever the reason, we’re here to listen. Call now on 0800 4 70 80 90

Age UK telephone friendship service 

The second service is run by our partner charity Age UK. It matches over-60s with a friendly volunteer for a weekly chat. Our service has helped create hundreds of new friendships, and many people say their calls are the highlight of their week. 

Find out more about signing up to receive a weekly phone call