"You don’t really know what it’s like
until it happens to you."

In her late 80s, Mary found herself widowed, her group of friends dwindling, most of her family living far away and a sense of loneliness emerging.

Lively and gregarious, it is only circumstances that prevent Mary from enjoying a wider social life, but with Re-engage her world has opened up again. 
"If I hadn’t had them, I had nothing."

Join our reading groups in Scotland & the Southwest

Do you enjoy reading and chatting about books, magazines, or sharing stories and memories?

Then why not join our new reading groups, a social reading and befriending programme delivered by volunteers in Scotland and the Southwest.

Tackling Loneliness Together

Here you can read a great report by the British Red Cross and Co-op on supporting people experiencing social isolation.

"Working alongside 45 experts from health policy fields, we established that loneliness can affect anyone, regardless of age, and that life transitions can act as risk factors in triggering loneliness."

Quote of the month

"I hosted my first tea party today, 7 strangers arrived and 7 friends left.  I had a lovely afternoon. Thank you ladies."

Could you help us find our match?

Does your company choose a charity of the year? Why not nominate Re-engage?

Please let us know about any opportunities, by emailing Sarah on

Wales and Scotland Twitter pages

Exciting development, our teams in Scotland and Wales now have their own Twitter pages.

Please share and help us raise awareness of social isolation among older people:
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