Our Patron

TV presenter and campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen became our Patron in 2013.

Esther is well-known for her passion for older people’s issues and is committed to ensuring that issues affecting older people are at the forefront of the Government’s agenda.

“I am delighted to pledge my support to erosh by becoming its patron. The work that the organisation carries out with the support of its members is incredibly vital to ensure that the housing and support needs of older people are met.”

Esther launched her charity The Silver Line  in 2013, a free and confidential helpline for older people open every day and night, which aims to reduce isolation and offer companionship. The helpline:

  • Offers information, friendship and advice
  • Links callers to local groups and services
  • Offers regular befriending calls
  • Protects and supports those suffering abuse and neglect