AgeUK research has found that almost a million older people say they feel lonlier at Christmas.
Thankfully there are a number of different organisation who can provide advice, guidance and support to help older people feel less lonely at Christmas.
Community Christmas believes that no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be.
We encourage communities to run events to help provide companionship to older people at Christmas. We don’t want Christmas to be ‘just another day’, but a day when older people in our community feel treasured and cared for. Click here to find out about events going on near you!
If you want to contact Community Christmas for any reason, whether you are running or looking to attend an event, then please visit this link or call 0800 063 9285.
Campaign to End Loneliness
The Campaign to End Loneliness' website which can be found here provides a range of different information to help us end loneliness in the UK.
They have recently published an article about the types of experiences older people can have at Christmas.
If you want to get in contact with the campaign please visit the contact us page at: www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/about-the-campaign/contact-us/
Independent Age - Guidance for if you are feeling lonely.
The organisation Independent Age, www.independentage.org/about-us, publishes a guide with tips and advice for older people who might be feeling lonely.
We will all experience loneliness at some point in our lives, particularly as we get older.
Hopefully through the advice, guidance and support provided by organisations like the above we can all help to provide companionship to older people this Christmas