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Contact The Elderly Limited

What it does
    Contact the Elderly aims to relieve the loneliness and isolation of frail elderly people by bringing companionship into their lives. Volunteers provide support primarily through regular monthly outings in groups extending a hand of friendship driving elderly members to the home of a volunteer host where all the volunteers and older people spend the afternoon together enjoying each others company.
Who works here
  • 45 employees and 11000 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Elderly/old People
Sector(s) covered
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales, Scotland
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1146149
  • First registered on 29/02/2012
UN SDGs
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Good health & wellbeing
Reduced Inequalities
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £1,797,897 £1,683,424 £114,473 7 45 11000 24/10/2018
31/03/2017 £1,812,027 £1,388,530 £423,497 £871,842 7 39 10412 25/10/2017
31/03/2016 £1,325,957 £1,308,421 £17,536 £441,671 4 34 9000 21/12/2016
31/03/2015 £1,016,017 £1,121,682 -£105,665 £443,100 4 24 7425 21/01/2016
31/03/2014 £884,325 £1,002,944 -£118,619 £535,702 6 23 6958 17/11/2014
31/03/2013 £1,586,676 £929,580 £657,096 £663,474 8 22 6400 13/12/2013
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 8 grant making charities totalling £874,709

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£5,000
01/08/2019
ADVENT OF CHANGE
£85,000
31/05/2018
Dulverton Trust Tackling loneliness in the South West
£5,000
31/01/2018
Essex Community Foundation To establish a new Group in Chelmsford lead by volunteers, providing monthly tea parties for isolated and lonely older people
£750
30/11/2017
Somerset Community Foundation Growing local groups
£87,900
31/10/2017
City Bridge Trust £87,900 over three years (£29,200, £29,300, £29,400) for the FT salary of the Development Officer North London and associated project costs.
£93,660
30/10/2017
National Lottery This group will use the funding to engage a support officer and a development officer so that they can carry out more activities in the Perth and Fife area. They will also set up new volunteer led groups for older people aged 70 and over who experience social isolation and loneliness.
£500
31/08/2017
Quartet Community Foundation As requested by the donor towards projects which reduce isolation among older people.
£223,745
31/10/2016
National Lottery Cyswllt â’r henoed - Cyfeillgarwch Am Byth
£25,000
30/09/2016
Dulverton Trust Core costs to aid with expansion of services nationally
£75,000
30/09/2016
Masonic Trust Funding towards salary of Volunteer Support Officer to support volunteers working with vulnerable older people.
£40,646
31/05/2016
Dunhill Medical Trust Monthly tea parties in Manchester for older people to tackle social isolation and loneliness
£116,504
31/01/2016
National Lottery This is a replication of an existing project in South Yorkshire, which will organise monthly tea parties, free of charge, for groups of people aged 75 and over who live alone with little or no support from family and friends, in West and North Yorkshire. Beneficiaries will be picked up by volunteer drivers and taken to a different volunteer host’s home each month. The tea parties reduce loneliness and social isolation by recreating a traditional, family environment.
£116,004
02/06/2014
National Lottery Not Available
Governance
Trustees (10)
Main office

Contact the Elderly
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1W 0DH

Objectives

1. TO ENCOURAGE OLD PEOPLE LIVING ALONE TO DEVELOP SOCIAL INTERESTS BY BRINGING COMPANIONSHIP INTO THEIR LIVES; 2. TO HELP SUCH PEOPLE TO ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH THOSE WHO ARE SIMILARLY PLACED; 3. TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVOTE SOME OF THEIR SPARE TIME TO THESE PURPOSES.