Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) has been providing social contact for older people for over 50 years.

They set up call companions in response to the current COVID-19 crisis as they were forced to suspend their regular social gatherings.

They plan to run both services after the crisis is over.

The Call Companion Service is free for older people who may be socially isolated and lonely and would enjoy a regular friendly chat over the phone and they currently have volunteer call companions ready to be matched with potential referrals from all over Yorkshire.

If you need any more details please do get in touch on the number below. If you would like to refer anyone to call companions, you are welcome to refer online (with their permission, of course) or simply pass on their freephone number, which is 0800 716 543.

They have staff who can go through the application form with them over the phone.

Up to date leaflets with more details can be downloaded below:

Refer to Call Companions

Call Companions Leaflet