Overcoming loneliness

Get advice on practical steps you can take to improve your situation.

Feeling lonely doesn’t necessarily mean you have no one nearby. You may be surrounded by friends and family but still feel lonely.

Do you feel lonely?

Loneliness is a deeply personal experience - unique to every individual. There can be different reasons for each and every one of us.

You may be lonely for a number of reasons:

  • You’ve lost a loved one
  • Moved away from friends and family
  • Lost the social contact and enjoyment you used to get from work
  • Have health problems that make it difficult for you to go out and do the things you enjoy.

You're not alone

No one should have no one and yet millions of older people feel cut off from society. It's important to know that you're not alone.

Talk to us

We can help you to connect with people and find things to do. Visit our Contact us page to get in touch.

Contact us

Telephone friendship

Through The Silver Line we are able to offer free calls to people in Haringey aged 50 and over, who would like to receive regular weekly telephone friendship from a friendly and supportive volunteer. The calls last approximately 30 minutes, and take place on the same day, at the same time, each week.  

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