Christmas is not a happy time for everyone. It does not always bring good memories of Christmas past and there are many people who will find this family occasion a struggle. The worries and sadness that people have to deal with don’t stop at Christmas. There are organisations and charities that are there waiting for your calls over the Christmas period and the rest of the year.

AGE UK ADVICE LINE is open 365 days a year and on Christmas Day. The advice line remains open until 7pm, and over the next 11 hours the team will be there to answer a wide variety of calls.. The Age UK Advice Line answers hundreds of thousands of enquiries every year, offering expert advice and guidance whenever it’s needed most.

CALL FREE : 0800 678 1602

RE-ENGAGE is a national charity committed to providing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. They hold various monthly events including Tea Parties and they have Call Companions who will regularly call you for a chat. They produce a monthly e-Newsletter. During the Christmas period they produce a digital on-line events calendar called Community Christmas. It is an on-line Directory full of festive local events aimed at older people. Keep checking the Directory in the run up to Christmas to find out events near where you live. Find it @ or

CALL FREE : 0800 716543

SILVERLINE is the only free confidential helpline providing friendship, information and support to older people. It is open 24 hours a day every day including Christmas Day.

CALL FREE : 0800 4 70 80 90

Published On: November 23rd, 2021 / 1.3 min read / Views: 196 /


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