National charity Contact the Elderly are looking for guests for a new tea party group for isolated older guests in Belfast.

The group is for guests aged 75 and over, who live alone (including in sheltered accommodation), and struggle to get out or have become a bit isolated for other reasons.

Guests are collected by the same volunteer driver each month and taken to Sunday afternoon tea in a volunteer host’s home. The group of 6-8 guests and their 3-4 drivers are the same each month, which means that over time some lovely friendships develop, and new support networks are formed. The service is completely free.

If you know of anyone who would benefit you can refer people online with their permission at For more information please contact