Re-engage - Call Companions

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we're offering a regular friendly phone call to anyone over 75 who lives alone and is feeling isolated during the current lockdown.

Because a good chat means the world

We know these past few months have been tough for everyone. But, the truth is, living through lockdown when you’re on your own can feel unbearably lonely at times. After all, doesn't everyone need someone to chat to?

This is why we’ve launched call companions – a free service for anyone over-75 who lives alone and feels they could do with a friendly phone call every week or two. What’s great is that the same person calls every time so, gradually, you get to know one another. Whatever you chat about, it helps lifts your spirits. Makes you feel whole again and more connected to the world.

How it works

One of our volunteer call companions will phone you at a time that suits and you might chat weekly or every other week, depending on what you've agreed. The calls last for half an hour or so and we'll try to match you so you have interests in common. The service is completely free and lasts as long as you want it to.

To be eligible for a call companion you should be aged 75 or over, living alone or in sheltered housing and have difficulty getting out in normal times. However, we do consider applications on a case-by-case basis, so if your circumstances don't completely meet our criteria and you would like a call companion, please do apply. If you'd prefer not to apply online, just give us a call on 0800 716543 (calls are free).

*Details correct at time of update 2/1/21


Parent Organisation
Re-engage - Bringing Generations Together

Where to go


Re-engage, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH