We will continue to connect and unite older people during this difficult and anxious time.
We are finding creative ways for our clients to stay connected to people, such as delivering messages of support from around the world.
We are continuing to award grants to older people living on low incomes, including purchasing items such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones so they can stay in touch with friends and family.
We are helping protect and support vulnerable older people
1.9 million older people in the UK live in poverty. From covering vital heating bills, to providing mobility adaptations and replacing broken cookers and fridges, our grants service is a financial lifeline to older people with no one else to turn to. Every day we receive phone calls for help. In 2020 we distributed £199,896 worth of life-changing grants.
Our essential services are going above and beyond PPE protocols to keep our clients and staff safe.
Donation through post* If you would prefer to send a donation through the post, please download and complete our Single Donation Form or Regular Donation Form. *(Due to the ongoing coronavirus we may have limited access to our London office so please consider donating online at this time.)
Gift aid Donation If you have donated in the past and would like Friends of the Elderly to claim Gift Aid on your donations, please download a Gift Aid Form and post it back to us.
Thank you for bringing comfort and reassurance to older people at this uncertain and difficult time.
Your gift will go towards where the need is greatest at Friends of the Elderly.
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“We are a great country and we have seen it all: day and night, love and hate, happiness and hunger. But for some of us it can be a real struggle and you can end up being without any support. To be quite honest with you, I’d be lost without Friends of the Elderly. So many of us would be. They provide invaluable support to older people.” – Edward*, 70, grant recipient.
*Names change to protect privacy.
Friends of the Elderly, registered charity in England and Wales (no 226064); registered company in England and Wales (no 133850). Registered office 40-42 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0LZ. A company limited by guarantee.