Qualitest, the world’s leading AI-led quality engineering company, has launched a partnership with Re-engage, a UK-based charity fighting loneliness and isolation in older people through befriending and social activities.
Social isolation and loneliness are serious threats to physical and mental health among older people, whose social connections have often diminished through loss of friends or a partner as well as their own disability or illness. Re-engage offers free, life-enhancing ways to connect with other seniors and across generations, including monthly tea parties, gentle exercise groups, and regular chats over the phone with a caring volunteer.
Qualitest has a long-standing commitment to community outreach, with active support of charities and community groups throughout its numerous global locations.
“Re-engage is changing lives every day,” says Manoj Gupta, Managing Director, Qualitest UK & Europe. “We’re proud and excited to support their work in any way we can, from offering pro bono tech services to raising funds through Qualitest-sponsored events large and small.”
To start raising money right away and help celebrate Qualitest’s 25-year anniversary, the company is launching the partnership with the Qualitest x Re-engage £25 Challenge. Each participant or team will be given an initial £25, and the goal is to find creative ways to turn it into as much money as possible in three months—as well as to have fun and build awareness to this growing challenge in our globally aging population.
Meryl Davies, Re-engage CEO says “There are around 5.4m people in the UK aged 75 or over and nearly half of them live alone. We know that many experience social isolation and loneliness, and Re-engage’s tea parties, call companions services, and activity groups provide a vital lifeline of friendship and a chance to connect with other people. Manoj Gupta and the whole team at Qualitest are getting behind our partnership and it will be part of helping us to continue the work we do which is having a profound impact on the lives of older people.”
We look forward to an enriching partnership and the opportunity to help make a difference.