Key Facts

  • Free, fun online events for older people across the UK
  • If you want to join one of our events call Freephone 080 8196 6831
  • Calendar of events for Summer 2022 can be found here

From creative writing to seated exercise and weekly quizzes, Getting Together Matters brings older people from across the UK together online to have fun and take part in a range of free events and activities during the pandemic.

Regular activities include Snacking on Shakespeare – run by actress Mary Chater these workshops include read throughs and discussion. Our Creative Writing sessions – eight weekly 121 calls with a volunteer – encourage writing, jotting down ideas and even sharing with friends and family.

Summer Getting Together Matters

If you want to join one of our events, or know someone who does, get in touch. Call us on Freephone 080 8196 6831 or email

About the activites

Click on each link below to find more and download a flyer about each activity.

Armchair Travel
Creative Writing
Play Reading
Snacking on Shakespeare
Telephone Pals


To volunteer, please call us on Freephone 080 8196 6831 or or email

Telephone Pals Volunteer

A regular call of 30 min per week for a little chat can mean someone feels connected and part of the wider community. We ask people to commit to a 6 months minimum & get to know their befriendee, this very enjoyable activity can bridge the gap between feeling isolated & feeling connected.


Partner with us

We work with partners across different sectors to offer activities to older people. Together we reach more people, spread the word and have fun.

We offer a wide range of activities to support older people in the UK. If you want to be part of the solution and have some fun doing it – here are the ways you can join in:

  1. Offer an activity. Your team can deliver activities through our Getting Together Matters Programme. From online workshops to packs in the post, we can facilitate effective ways to deliver engagement to older people.
  2. Volunteering time from employees. Support us with members of your team able to make befriending calls, telephone activities and supporting current activities – weekdays.
  3. Create online downloadable packs for our older people to receive in the post.
  4. Communications and marketing. Online / on foot & on paper – increase our reach to those who need support.

If you want to partner with us and help people who may be isolated or alone during the pandemic contact us.

Call us on Freephone 080 8196 6831 or or email

We’re proud to be working with our partners:Getting Together Matters is part of our COVID-19 Response Programme to support local communities throughout and after the pandemic.