Myself and Frances will be joined this week by Hilary Entwhistle from The Silver Line to talk about the helpline and friendship service.
It operates the only confidential, free helpline for people over 55 across the UK 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
It offers telephone friendship where volunteers are matched with older people based on their interests and helps to connect people with local services in their area.
The confidential service allows callers to express their feelings and describe their lives honestly. In cases of abuse or neglect, with the callers’ permission, specialist safeguarding organisations such as Action on Elder Abuse or appropriate social services teams can be contacted on their behalf.
You can contact The Silver Line on 0800 4 70 80 90.