|Name:||Tea Party Host|
|Location:||C/o Spark, Unit 5, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8WA|
Host a tea party for isolated and lonely over 75's and their volunteer drivers - once or twice a year on a Sunday afternoon. You will provide a warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere and a simple afternoon tea with sandwiches and a few cakes for the older members and the volunteers. They need a downstairs toilet, few or no steps and seating for 5 or more older people. These groups are a lifeline of friendship for older, isolated people. Each older member is assigned a volunteer driver and together they become part of a small group invited to a volunteer host's home for tea. They visit a different host each month, but the group remains the same and relationships grow. We are recruiting in South Somerset, but particularly looking for volunteers to support the Somerton and Langport group.
Over 1.4 million older people in the UK suffer from loneliness. Half a million of them say they go five or six days without seeing or speaking to anyone.
We’re the only charity solely committed to tackling this problem by helping older people to re-engage with their communities through regular face-to-face contact, giving them a lifeline of friendship.
How we do it
At Re-engage, we work within your local community to set up regular social gatherings for small groups of people over 75, on their own, and hoping to find new ways to get out and about that suit them at this time of life.
Support on offer from regional development coordinator.
Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
Talking to others
Interest in helping older people.
No more than 3 steps to house/flat.
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|Restrictions:||Age/Gender Restrictions: None|