X22MKGPW - Isolation

Be one of the helpers

The festive season can be tough for a lot of people. Did you know that almost a quarter of older Australians feel lonely some or most of the time? And chronic loneliness can result in an 80% greater risk of death in people aged 50+.

Your donation can give the gift of friendship to elderly, isolated Australians, helping them feel connected and valued. And for people going through other crises – like disaster or forced migration – you can ensure they, too, have somewhere to turn, 365 days a year.


We are hands-on help

Every day, Red Cross teams around Australia visit and phone older people who feel lonely and isolated, even on Christmas Day.

Because, like you, we believe no one should go through crisis alone. From flood-affected towns in the south east, to the remote communities of our Top End, to the conflict in Eastern Europe, we are there.

365 days a year.

Neutral and impartial.

People helping people, no matter what, to find safety, opportunity, friendship and hands-on help in a crisis.

We can’t do it without you. Your generosity can give people somewhere safe to turn.

Here's what your gift can do:

$50 can help train an emergency volunteer to support people through the trauma of a natural disaster.

$150 can provide daily welfare calls to an isolated older person for three months, helping them to feel safe, connected and valued.
$500 can kick-start a global search for missing family members, separated in the chaos of war, disaster or migration.

Bill, 93

“I get lonely being by myself. Matt’s the best thing that ever happened to me. We sit and talk about anything. He’s like a brother. He’s my best mate.”

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