Author: Gareth Bellamy

Lady Diana Farnham
Lady Diana Farnham, DVCO

Posted on 4 January 2022

Friends of the Elderly would like to express our deep sadness at the death of the Charity’s long-term Patron, Lady Diana Farnham. Lady Farnham was not only one of Friends of the Elderly’s Patrons, but a long standing, dedicated supporter of the Charity and its work to support and care for older people. Lady Farnham…

Spreading Christmas Cheer in partnership with Buckingham Palace

Posted on 15 December 2021

Friends of the Elderly has been supported by the Royal Family since the Charity’s earliest days when we cared for WW1 veterans. Today we’ve changed our mission to run care homes, day care services and a grant giving service for older people on low incomes in England but our Royal connection is still very much…

Redcot at Christmas – How a Care Home Enjoys the Christmas Spirit

Posted on 7 December 2021

At all our care homes and day care centres, our dedicated care teams ensure that the Christmas period is full of joy, happiness and creative, festive activities for all our residents and clients to enjoy. Jan Daly, the Care Home Manager at our Redcot Care Home in Haslemere, Surrey tells us about the Christmas festivities…

Spreading Christmas Cheer at Friends of the Elderly’s Day Care Centres

Posted on 7 December 2021

As the Christmas season begins, Shirley Bradley, Friends of the Elderly’s Head of Day Care Services, has been busy with her team making sure all our centres are in fine festive form and full of Christmas cheer to help get their clients into the Christmas spirit. “At Friends of the Elderly, we have four day…

The Difference We Make

Posted on 1 December 2021

Our 2020-21 Annual Review covers the updates from our charitable services. Read our welcome letter from our Chief Executive Steve Allen below, and download our full report. Welcome to our charitable services update The 2020-21 financial year covered in this update is the most challenging year any organisation providing care and services for older people…