Silver Stories is a charity that sees children (Silver Readers) reading a story or poem over the telephone to an older, isolated member of the community (Silver Listener). Silver Stories creates a wonderful intergenerational contact. For Silver Listeners, it helps reduce the feelings of loneliness and social isolation. For Silver Readers, it improves their reading, literacy and communication skills and builds self-confidence. Home Instead has trialled a collaboration with Silver Stories for the benefit of clients, clients families and CAREGivers, with great success.