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For Ferried we sought the advice of charities that could provide greater insight into the subject of loneliness in older people. We hope the film will bring the issue to greater prominence (particularly) in younger audiences, and drive people to the work that these charities do.
Partners on Ferried
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. To learn more, visit ageuk.org.uk
Age UK’s support for Ferried:
“What Twice Cut Films are doing with Ferried really highlights the issue of loneliness in older people, and it is a beautifully written script. We know that loneliness can be devastating and is a huge issue affecting people all year round with over one million older people describing themselves as always or often feeling lonely. It has an impact on mental and physical health with statistics showing it’s as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Being lonely not only makes life miserable for older people, it is a threat to a happy and healthy later life.
Michael represents the million older people in the UK who say that they often or always feel lonely and portrays what it is like on a daily basis. Both Ollie and Drew are passionate about this project and we will be happy to support and help them in any way we can and hope that the film speaks to as many people as possible.“
The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK. Founded by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE in 2011, The Silver Line helps to combat loneliness in older people by:
Offering information, friendship and advice
Linking callers to local groups and services
Offering regular befriending services
Protecting and supporting those who suffer abuse and neglect.
To find out more about The Silver Line, visit www.thesilverline.org.uk
The Silver Line’s support for Ferried:
“Ferried provides an artistic opportunity to highlight the importance of friendship for lonely and vulnerable older people, and how simple and life-changing the kindness of strangers can be. A million older people see friends and family less than once a month, and experience the pain of loneliness which has a damaging impact on their emotional and physical wellbeing. Four million older people have so little social contact that they consider television to be their main source of company. Michael and Ahmed’s relationship in the film shows how important regular social contact is, and we look forward to seeing it play out on screen.”