ReEngage

Get help with loneliness.

Re-engage provides vital, life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. We run services to tackle isolation and loneliness for people aged 75 and older who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship.

What can they do for you?

Re-engage is making life less lonely for thousands of older people every year. Older people tell us that our volunteer-led activities make them happier and more able to trust others.

Our tea parties are monthly social groups open to people aged 75 and over and give older people regular afternoons of conversation and laughter with friends of all ages.

“Something to look forward to each month”

Call Companions is our telephone befriending service, ensuring older people stay connected to the outside world. Call companions are available to anyone aged 75 and over who’s socially isolated and would like a regular chat over the phone with a friendly volunteer.

How do they do it?

Provide a range of activities for older people

What benefits could you experience?

• You will have people who you talk to and share your concerns.

• Sometimes you don’t want to trouble your family, so the service is a good way to talk to someone in confidence.

• You will find out that there are people out there who do care for you and want to talk to you.

Where do they operate?

Across PCN area

How to contact them or get there

Freephone:
0800 716543

Office Phone:
020 7240 0630

https://www.reengage.org.uk/

Support Information for carers

Carers who feel that this service would be beneficial for the people they care for are asked to contact AgeUK on Ways to contact us and FAQs | Age UK. Or call the AGEUK advice line on 0800 678 1602  8am – 7pm 365 days of the year.
 

Bridgit is an online tool that allows people to explore free well-being, employment, finance and care advice and events, local and national support services, and training opportunities. People can also build their own ‘self-care plan’. It’s all available any time of day and without registering first.

Follow this link to access bridgit, Online Support (bridgit.care)

People who prefer not to or cannot go online can call Carer Support Dorset on 0800 368 8349 to discover the free support and help available.

Support–Info–Advice

Carer Support Dorset can help you find the support you need for your caring role.

Freephone number for Carers: 0800 368 8349

Additional information

Who can refer? The person needing help, their relatives, carers, health or social service professionals, GP, etc. It is a self-referral service and is dependent on a person calling the telephone number when they need to talk to someone.

Self help downloadable information