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Are you feeling lonely?

If you live alone, are socially isolated or would just like to meet up with others then there are groups that can help you with advice or offer social groups.

The Silver Line is a helpline for older people. They can provide confidential information and advice to older people 24 hours a day. You can speak to someone on the phone for free on 0800 4 70 80 90. You can also receive regular phone calls or letters from Silver Line volunteers or find out about social groups in your area.

You can find out more about The Silver Line on their website at new window.


Social groups for older people

If you are looking for social groups to join then local and national agencies organise regular events across Swansea. Contact the Elderly is a charity that organises monthly Sunday tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over. Its free to join and you can find information on their website at new window

If you would prefer to speak to someone then you can freephone 0800 716 543.  


Befriending services

Befriending schemes help people who feel lonely or socially isolated connect with other people and the local community. Organisations in Swansea that provide these services include Age Cymru Swansea Bay, Alzheimer's Swansea Bay, Action on Hearing Loss and Hafal. 

There is information on the Social Services' Befriending Services page on this website. It includes information and contact details for many of the befriending services in Swansea.

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