Age UK and The Silver Line join forces in the fight against loneliness

Age UK and The Silver Line have joined forces. The Silver Line, a charity for older people, is best known for its national 24/7 helpline which offers emotional support and friendship for older people. By joining forces, the ambition is to help more of the older people who most need The Silver Line’s vital loneliness services. Its helpline receives over 10,000 calls a week, and its befriending services support 2,000 older people. But demand is ever-increasing, so the charities will combine their strengths to enable The Silver Line to reach…

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Age UK welcomes celebrity Dev Griffin on board

Age UK is pleased to announce that BBC Radio 1 Host and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Dev Griffin, has come on board to support the Charity as an ambassador. Dev has joined Age UK to help the Charity continue its crucial work to be there for older people when they have nowhere else to turn. During the past year, he has been working closely with Age UK both locally and nationally to create a special podcast series, which will be available later this year. The series will give a unique…

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We Are Undefeatable: a major new campaign to support people with long-term health conditions to be active

An inspiring new campaign – We Are Undefeatable – is being launched to support the one in four (15 million) people in England who live with one or more long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s. By recognising the unique barriers people with health conditions face, the campaign aims to help people build physical activity into their lives, by hearing from others who have become more active through the ups and downs of living with their condition. Individuals living with a long-term health condition are twice as likely to…

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Cadbury Dairy Milk announces partnership with Age UK to help combat loneliness

In a typical week almost 2.6 million people aged 65 and over speak to three or fewer people they know, with over 225,000 often going a week without speaking to anyone at all. New research revealed today by Cadbury Dairy Milk and Age UK illustrates the impact of loneliness with over half a million of those who’ve been lonely claiming it stops them going out and about in everyday life with almost 4.5 million older people claiming to have felt lonely during later life. That’s why Cadbury Dairy Milk is…

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Santander Raises Record £3.2 Million For Age Uk And Barnardo’s

Santander has raised £3.2million for Age UK and Barnardo’s during its three-year partnership, exceeding its original £3million ambition. Santander staff also contributed over 10,000 hours support, carrying out a wide range of fundraising activities for the two charities, including: International Challenge events with 120 employees travelling to South Africa, Nepal and Cambodia to help vulnerable communities abroad while fundraising to support those closer to home; It’s a Knockout competitions which achieved record numbers of staff participation; and ‘Store Wars’ challenges with Santander employees taking over Age UK and Barnardo’s stores…

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