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Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly)

Group and one-to-one social activities will help older people connect with others.

Our group and one-to-one activities will help you expand your social circle in a friendly, safe environment.

Tea parties apply jump to Call companions | Rainbow call companions

Our tea parties are free monthly social groups open to people aged 75 and over who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship. They’re a chance for a change of scenery and regular afternoons of conversation and laughter with friends of all ages.

Once a month, on a Sunday, volunteer drivers collect older guests from their homes and take them to the tea party where between 10 and 15 older guests and volunteers share tea, cake, and companionship, and enjoy a change of scenery for an afternoon. At the end of the tea party the volunteer drivers take the older guests safely back home.

Our groups are open to people aged 75+ who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship. Guests should be able to get in and out of a car (with a helping hand) and be able to cope with a few steps into a host’s home. They should also be able to manage their own personal needs, such as using the bathroom without assistance.

Call companions apply back to tea parties

Call companions is a free service for older people (75+) who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would enjoy a friendly phone call every week or two.
Whatever you chat about, it will help lift your spirits; make you feel whole again and more connected to the world.

Rainbow call companions apply back to tea parties

A free telephone befriending service for LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would benefit from a friendly phone call every week or two. This is a service specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender plus (LGBT+) people aged 75+ who would like to speak to someone who’s also LGBT+. 

Calls last for half an hour or so and you can chat about anything that interests you. What’s great is that the same volunteer phones you every time, so you can get to know each other and share stories and laughter – for as long as you both want.

How can I access this service?
To refer yourself or a guest, you can call us, or fill in the online form or printable form at the bottom of this web page and send it to us. To volunteer, fill in the form online.
Who can refer me to this service?
Anyone can introduce an older person to us, including family, friends, social and health care professionals, day centres, churches and other charities. We welcome referrals from NHS link workers.
When is this service open?
Enquiries are answered Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Tea parties take place on Sunday afternoons
How much will it cost me?
Our group activities are free of charge for our older guests. Call to 0800 numbers are free from landlines and mobiles
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What groups of people is this for?
Older people
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


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  • 0800 716543



Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool