Author: Gareth Bellamy

Tips to help care for an elderly person with dementia

Posted on 14 April 2022

At Friends of the Elderly, one of the things we pride ourselves on is the personalised care we provide to our residents and clients. Whether dropping in a couple of times a week to one of our day care centres, staying with us for a few weeks on a short respite break, or living with…

£16,078 has been raised through our Winter Appeal

Posted on 30 March 2022

A huge thank you to everyone who kindly donated. The money raised will offer vital support for some of the poorest older people in our communities who have nowhere else to turn. This winter, we have helped 11 older people afford their heating bills, replaced 19 broken refrigeration appliances, and helped to pay for 27…

What being a not-for-profit organisation means to us

Posted on 5 January 2022

Hello and welcome to my January Friends of the Elderly blog. This month I’d like to share with you a little bit more about the structure of Friends of the Elderly and how we work Our charity is a not-for-profit organisation, regulated by The Charity Commission, and dedicated to supporting the older people we care…

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…