Launched by Dame Esther Rantzen in November 2013, The Silver Line is the UK’s only free, confidential 24-hour helpline offering information, friendship and advice for lonely and isolated older people, open every single day and night of the year.

In August on the busiest ever day to date, the helpline received its millionth call.   Over half of callers say they have literally no one else to speak to, some phone simply to have someone to say “goodnight” to.

The Silver Line registered charity number 1147330


Founded by Saga Holidays, the Saga Charitable Trust's mission is to benefit underprivileged communities at destinations in developing countries that host Saga holidaymakers.  It does this by supporting projects that deliver health and welfare benefits, and by providing the skills and opportunities for communities to become self sufficient and ultimately to help break the cycle of poverty. 

The Saga Charitable Trust funds four key areas - education, training, healthcare and income generation.  The trust works closely with local communities to identify programmes, and by directly targeting local needs it is able to make a real and sustainable difference.



The Saga Respite for Carers Trust was established in 2008 to give unpaid carers a much needed break, by providing free holidays for carers and ensuring continuity of care for their loved ones in the form of paid respite. 2016 will be the last year of operation for the Trust, which will have provided holidays for over 300 carers since it was established.



Saga Charitable Trust

Making a difference

We support projects in developing countries that deliver health and welfare benefits, and provide the skills and opportunities for communities to become self sufficient and help break the cycle of poverty.

The Silver Line

Saga are proud to be supporting The Silver Line, the charity set up by TV presenter Dame Esther Ranzten after she suffered intense loneliness following the death of her husband.