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Increase in grants awarded thanks to transformational partnership

Posted on 12 October 2018

In April 2018 we began a transformationl partnership with The ACT Foundation, who are matching our annual £100,000 grant fund for the next five years, taking the total fund to £1million. The funding will be available for the next five years and will be open to all older people living in poverty in the UK. It…

Daring care home manager skydives to raise money for older people

Posted on 4 October 2018

Elaine Lee, from Malvern, has raised over £800 for Friends of the Elderly’s Malvern care homes by bravely jumping 10,000ft out of a plane. Elaine is a manager at the Friends of the Elderly Malvern care home. She has been working in care for 20 years and celebrated her third year with Friends of the…

“It’s not just a cup of tea. It’s about being with people, and not sitting here on my own all day.”

Posted on 1 October 2018

When Bernie was younger, he didn’t think about the impact of loneliness in later years. He had dedicated most of his life to caring for his parents whom he adored. When they passed away, Bernie was able to move out for the first time, at the age of 65. But what was supposed to be…

Football Friends programme shortlisted at the Third Sector Awards

Posted on 27 September 2018

Our Football Friends programme called Any Old Irons, which is run in partnership with West Ham United Football Foundation, was shortlisted for Partnership of the Year at the Third Sector Awards last week. Any Old Irons was launched in 2015 to provide an opportunity, originally for local older men, to come together through their shared…

Woking garden party enjoyed by all

Posted on 10 September 2018

It is important to the people who live in our care homes that they remain to be part of the local community. That’s why our wonderful staff work with residents to build a programme of activities and events suited to their interests. Residents at our Bernard Sunley care home in Woking, Surrey, recently enjoyed a…

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