Chief Executive’s Blog

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…

An introduction from our Chief Executive

Posted on 8 June 2021

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my first blog! At Friends of the Elderly, we have been supporting older people for over a century. We run care homes and day care services in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Worcestershire. We also provide grants for older people living on…