We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK* open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline staff:
•Offer information, friendship and advice
•Link callers to local groups and services
•Offer regular befriending calls
•Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect

*Silver Line Scotland is delivered by Age Scotland in partnership with The Silver Line during week days, 9am – 5pm. At all other times calls will be answered at the national helpline HQ.


Current opportunity

Telephone Befrienders are matched to an older person who they call once a week for usually for about 30 minutes. The calls are regular and Befrienders are matched to callers in other locations across the UK.