Loneliness can cause serious damage, physically and mentally, as dangerous as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day, more dangerous than obesity. A new helpline has been launched called The Silver Line which will provide a vital, liberating link for older people.

The Silver Line telephone number is 0800 4 70 80 90.

The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK* open every day and night of the year. Their 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 will be delivered by Age Scotland in partnership with The Silver Line during week days, 8am – 8pm. At all other times calls will be answered at the nation helpline HQ.