Helpline for Lonely Older people gets its one millionth call
The Silver Line is the only helpline available specifically for older people without more public donations charity could be forced to close vital out-of-hours service for lonely and isolated older people.
Silver Line launches appeal to raise £1.65 million to keep the helpline going 24/7 The Silver Line helpline for lonely and isolated older people (0800 4 70 80 90) has received its one millionth call in just over 2½ years. Launched by Dame Esther Rantzen in November 2013, the charity’s leaders say they have been stunned by the epidemic of loneliness they’ve uncovered among the nation’s older people. Read more