It's a shocking statistic, but more than 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely.
With your help, Age UK can continue to provide companionship, advice and support for the millions who have no one to turn to.
We offer help and support in a number of ways.
- Call in Time is our national telephone befriending service, where we match a lonely, older person with a volunteer befriender, and they have a weekly friendship call.
- Our free national Advice Line, which answers more than 200,000 calls every year, offering practical help with everyday issues.
- Our campaigning work focusses on legislation that makes life better, easier and fairer for older people everywhere.
We're dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life and we simply couldn't do that without help from our supporters - your gift will make a difference to the lives of older people in the UK.