Making friends the Community Network way

Community Network is a charity and social enterprise combating social isolation and loneliness and their devastating effects on health and well-being. We do this by bringing people together on the phone to form Telephone Communities.

Our Telephone Communities give people the chance to socialise, share experiences and support each other. And, because ‘meetings’ take place on the phone, they are easy to use and access – even for people who have mobility problems or a disability.

Telephone Community groups are great fun for anyone who wants to talk to other people. More importantly, they can make a real difference to people who are lonely or socially isolated.

Community Network’s Telephone Communities are organised by our Social Inclusion Team, who prioritise improving the health and well-being of older adults, carers and disabled people.

We involve and train volunteers to run our groups, as well as facilitating groups commissioned by other organisations, such as health charities.

There is more information on this website about the groups we are currently running and how they work.

Community Network’s day to day running costs are partly funded by the income from its teleconferencing service for other charities and not for profits, operated by The Phone Co-op. You can find out more about the teleconferencing service at The Phone Co-op or by calling 020 3559 9000.