We also offer telephone friendship where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests, facilitated group calls, and help to connect people with local services in their area.
The Silver Line Helpline – 0800 4 70 80 90
The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline team can
Silver Line Telephone Friends
If callers would like to be put in touch with a Silver Line Friend, they can enjoy a regular weekly friendship telephone call. Silver Line Friends are volunteers who have contacted The Silver Line because they enjoy talking to older people. Calls are free for both parties, as costs are covered by The Silver Line through donations. It is not a counselling service and Silver Line Friends will not meet, or know the telephone numbers of the people they speak to.
Silver Circles are facilitated group phone calls where people with shared interests can discuss topics that interest them with a wider small group of 6 to 8 people. Calls are free for people taking part, as costs are covered by The Silver Line.
The Silver Connects team provides older people with support, advice, and help with connecting to local services. Since launching in November 2015, the team has worked on issues ranging from housing and health, to finding lunch clubs and even financial concerns.
I don’t want to monopolise my daughter, she has her own little family. She does come and see me, but in between it’s just so lonely.