Re-engage is a national charity (previously known as Contact the Elderly) committed to bringing older people together into social groups at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.
As the ageing population continues to grow, so does the epidemic of loneliness among older people. Social isolation and loneliness can have mental and physical health implications. Re-engage is committed to tackling this problem by helping older people to re-engage with their communities through regular face-to-face contact.
Telephone: 0800 716543
Playlist For Life
Playlist for Life taps into a recognised phenomenon: personally meaningful music has the ability to improve life for people with dementia, their family and their carers. The charity advocates access to personal music for everyone with dementia.
Telephone: 0141 404 0683
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.
Telephone: 0800 169 2081
Merton libraries are providing a new service to loan laptops, tables and Amazon Echo Shows to Merton residents for free. Training and support is also provided.
You can find out more online – libraries.merton.gov.uk/CONNECTING – where you can register your interest in getting a device, or pick up a form any Merton library and return it there.
Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0800 4708 090
Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.
Telephone: 0800 888 6678