News & Events

Financial support available to help older people stay warm in winter

Posted on 15 November 2018

We believe that no one should face having to keep the heating switched off when temperatures drop. Friends of the Elderly offer grants to older people in England and Wales, who are over the state retirement age and living on low incomes. Applications can be for financial support towards the older person’s home essentials, bills and household…

Remembrance Day honoured by Friends of the Elderly care home residents

Posted on 12 November 2018

Residents across our care homes came together on Sunday 11 November to mark the end of World War One. Remembrance Day inspired a range of activities, helping residents to honour and remember those affected by the war. Bernard Sunley care home in Woking held a crafts session. Residents created a beautiful tree filled with hand-made…

Hadleigh Football Friends programme for older people to start in November

Posted on 9 November 2018

A new Football Friends programme will be launching in Hadleigh this November. Older people will have the chance to meet up through their love of football – especially West Ham United. Friends of the Elderly launched their Football Friends programme, called Any Old Irons, in 2016. Working with West Ham United Foundation, the programme helps…

Annual review 2017-18: Living fulfilled lives

Posted on 7 November 2018

Our 2017-18 annual review tells the story of older people we have supported and the outcomes that we have achieved through four themed sections. Download our annual review today and find out how we are: Putting older people at the heart of excellent services An outstanding service is one that is flexible and responsive to people’s…

Increase in grants awarded thanks to transformational partnership

Posted on 12 October 2018

In April 2018 we began a transformational partnership with The ACT Foundation, who are matching our annual £100,000 grant fund for the next five years, taking the total fund to £1million. The funding will be available for the next five years and will be open to all older people living in poverty in England and Wales.…