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In Your Prime  

Crossroads Care NI In Your Prime project aims to help combat loneliness in the elderly of Northern Ireland through telephone chats, events and weekly meet ups by volunteers.

Available in Northern Ireland

The Silver Line      0800 4 70 80 90  

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Befriending Networks  

Provides directories to signpost befriending services through the UK. Use the directory to find a befriending network near you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

University Of The Third Age  

Retired and semi-retired people come together to pursue educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment. Check to see what's happening near you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Campaign to End Loneliness  

Information and tips on support for everyone to work together to end loneliness and isolation

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

AL-Anon      0800 0086 811        helpline@al-anonuk.org.uk

A support service for friends and family of those struggling to cope with someone else's drinking. Meetings are available or their helpline is open 7 days a week 10am-10pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Countrymen UK  

Healthy, active programmes for men who are currently not accessing farm or countryside environments due to isolation, poor physical or mental health, and the lack of specialist care farms to support their needs.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Samaritans      116 123        jo@samaritans.org

Whatever you're going through, call us free any time. You don't have to be suicidal to call us. We offer a safe place for you to talk in your own way, about whatever's getting to you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Reengage  

Bringing older people together into social groups at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. Check website to find your local events.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

UK Mens Sheds Association  

Mens Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

calmmoment  

Podcast addressing how Christmas isn't a happy time for everyone. For those affected by loneliness it can magnify feelings of isolation, says Mindful Christmas editor Jo Carnegie.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Linking Lives UK  

Christian charity working with agencies and and churches to fight loneliness within elder community all across UK.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Rural Support      0800 138 1678        info@ruralsupport.org.uk

Listening and signposting service for farmers in Northern Ireland facing a range of issues including family, health and isolation, and future planning. Call Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Available in Northern Ireland

NHS  

Online resource with links to additional support available 24/7 via the internet

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Oddfellows  

They build a friendlier society by organising activities and social events in your local area.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

CP Teens UK  

Offering help, hope, inspiration and friendship for children and young people with Cerebral Palsy and similar brain injuries resulting in physical disability, including their families.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Let's Talk Loneliness  

Website which offers advice on steps to take towards tackling loneliness and allows you to search for events and organisations near you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Gransnet  

Social networking site for the over 50s,supporting each other through tough times and sharing a laugh. Offers a sense of community.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Re-engage  

Enter your postcode to find nearby events on and around Christmas.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Disability Sports Coach        info@disabilitysportscoach.co.uk

Supporting disabled people to get involved within sports and to make new friends.

Available in England

Age UK      0800 678 1602  

A volunteer befriender phones an older person at an agreed time for a chat. Befrienders will have similar interests and provide friendly conversation on a regular basis. Helpline open daily 8am to 7pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales