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Omega: Staying Connected in Later Life

Omega is an end of life charity working hard to raise standards in end of life care by supporting caregivers looking after someone with a terminal illness, people who are themselves end of life, and those who have been bereaved. We prioritise those aged over 75 and still caring or bereaved.

We understand the loneliness and social isolation that arises as a result of demanding caregiving duties, loss and age, and we are committed to helping caregivers and the bereaved stay connected in later life. About us >>

Omega is ready to safely deliver the power of connection: our coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Omega has been successfully tackling loneliness and social isolation since 2012. Our multi-award-winning Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness Programme is well-established. The programme safely delivers a life-changing telephone befriending service to bereaved clients and lonely caregivers looking after someone with life-limiting illness. We understand the importance of maintaining purposeful contact during the current crisis and we are therefore urgently upscaling both the Chatterbox Programme and our popular A Letter from Louise pen pal service.

We are sorry that it has been necessary to temporarily suspend all of our face-to-face activities. Most colleagues are working from home and are continuing to keep in touch with clients.

We are very much open for business and have expanded the team to meet increased demand. Although London House is closed to visitors you may leave a telephone message or contact us by post or email.

If you would like to volunteer as a telephone befriender, please click the Chatterbox button below.  If you would like to refer someone you are concerned about please email either chatterbox@omega.uk.net or aletterfromlouise@omega.uk.net.  For general enquires, please call 01743 245 088 or email info@omega.uk.net.


 


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Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (1120322).  Company Number 6196052.  Registered Office: Omega, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1TX.

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