Welcome to Friends of the Elderly - Helping people live well in later life

Care Services Near Me

We are a not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing exceptional care. While our residents are at the heart of our services, our devoted care staff are at the helm. Continually championing our approach to compassionate, heartfelt care, you can rest easy knowing that you or your loved one will be in safe, supportive hands.

Unlike some care providers, we don’t make a profit. Instead, we reinvest back into our services so that we can keep supporting our beneficiaries and care home residents.
From residential and respite care to dementia care and day care, we provide a wide range of supportive services for older people.


Exploring care

At Friends of the Elderly we provide a whole range of specialist care services that help support older people. From residential care homes, day care services through to short term respite care, we want those using our homes and services to have the best experience of care possible.

We’ve put together some tips on caring for someone with dementia from our specialised dementia care team.

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Our grants for older people

As part of our charitable work, we provide grants to older people living on low incomes across the UK. Typically, these might be to help with heating, cooking or safely staying in touch during the pandemic.

Find out more about our grants service.

Grants service


Covid-19 update

During the ongoing pandemic the staff at our care homes have been working hard to keep our residents safe. We provide safe visiting arrangements and our care homes are now open for visits from family and friends. We continue to review our processes in light of changing advice from Public Health England.
Covid admissions


Work for us

Whether you are interested in joining our team of health care professionals or would like to join our central staff with a view to increasing fundraising opportunities we may have the right role for you.

We’re always looking for a range of skilled applicants who share our commitment to improving the lives of older people through delivering an exceptional level of care. To find out more view our current vacancies or bank job roles.

Current vacancies 

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Support us

There are lots of ways in which you can support us with donations and fundraising. It’s thanks to the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to make a difference to the lives of so many older people across the UK.

How you can help  Donate now


About us

FotE is a charity that puts people at the heart of all we do. Founded over 100 years ago we’re still going strong, providing support and care to older people who need it. We’ve gone from providing meals for World War 1 veterans to pioneering innovations in dementia care and taking part in cutting edge research alongside NHS Digital to improve care in our homes.
Find out more about us, our history and our Royal Patron and President.

About us