Age UK and The Silver Line have joined forces. The Silver Line, a charity for older people, is best known for its national 24/7 helpline which offers emotional support and friendship for older people.
By joining forces, the ambition is to help more of the older people who most need The Silver Line’s vital loneliness services. Its helpline receives over 10,000 calls a week, and its befriending services support 2,000 older people. But demand is ever-increasing, so the charities will combine their strengths to enable The Silver Line to reach more people and to raise the much needed donations on which it relies. The Silver Line is a well known and well respected name and will continue, with the charity becoming a subsidiary of Age UK.
The Silver Line recently restructured to help make its vital funding go further and its new partnership with Age UK aims to support its sustainability for the benefit of the older people who rely on its support.