Chief Executive’s Blog

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…

Supporting people with dementia over Christmas

Posted on 21 November 2021

Hello All, Welcome to my November blog! We are gearing up for Christmas here at Friends of the Elderly and have some fantastic events planned for our residents and service users. After what has been such a difficult 18 months, my colleagues are enjoying focussing on the positivity of the festive period. Many of us…

Marathon runner fundraising for Friends of the Elderly
Helping older people in need with our grants-giving service

Posted on 30 September 2021

In this blog post, I am very proud to highlight the amazing work of our grant-giving service. As a charity, we run care homes and services which support older people, but equally as important is our grants service, which supports older people who are in financial crisis and urgently need our help. Since the charity…

Social Care Digital Pathfinders Programme, funded by NHS Digital at Friends of the Elderly
How new technology is helping us improve care in our homes

Posted on 27 August 2021

Hello, and welcome to the third episode of my Friends of the Elderly blog. This month, I’d like to talk to you about the new technology we have installed and rolled out throughout our care homes which is providing additional safety, security and reassurance for our residents, their families and loved ones – and our…

Young female medic talking with elderly woman at care home
Why respite care can be an essential part of your caring routine

Posted on 28 July 2021

Hello, and welcome to my second blog instalment. In this piece I would like to talk to you about respite care, an important service that we provide across all our care homes at Friends of the Elderly. Respite care is a temporary stay for an older person in a care home. The stay may be…