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Zena - Any Old Irons Football Friends participant
Getting together for football and friendship

Posted on 30 August 2017

Our Football Friends programme is run in partnership with football clubs and their charitable foundations, with the support of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA). It connects individuals aged 65 or over through their shared love of football. We currently run five-week programmes with the West Ham Foundation called Any Old Irons. Zena took part earlier…

Friends of the Elderly at shopping centre
Will we be at a location near you?

Posted on 24 August 2017

During  October teams from the Friends of the Elderly group will have pop up stands in a number of locations local to our care homes and services. If we are at a location near to you then please do pop along and say ‘hello’ to find out about working for us, volunteering opportunities and the care services…

Triangle Home Care Thurrock at Southend
Triangle Home Care Thurrock takes a trip to the seaside

Posted on 24 August 2017

The team from Triangle Home Care Thurrock took a group of service users for a day trip to Southend earlier this month. The group had a fantastic day – they went on a train to the end of the pier for a cup of tea then had fish and chips outside enjoying the sea air.…

Mick Chalcroft in the New Forest
Visiting Friends trip to the New Forest

Posted on 24 August 2017

On Monday 21 August the team from our Visiting Friends service in Surrey, along with volunteers, organised a trip for some beneficiaries to the New Forest. The group had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful countryside of the forest, seeing the ponies roam free and enjoyed a tipple in a local pub. Mick Chalcroft, a…

Diane and Terry
“It’s nice to make friends and meet new people”

Posted on 24 August 2017

Diane and Terry recently took part in Any Old Irons, part of our Football Friends programme. Any Old Irons reconnects older West Ham United fans through their love of the club. It also teaches participants digital skills to help them stay in touch with each other, the club and friends and family. Diane told us: “We…