Santander Foundation Donates £1million To Age Uk And Alzheimer’s Society To Support Vulnerable People In The Community

The Santander Foundation has announced a £1miilion donation to Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society to support some of the most vulnerable people in the community following the outbreak of COVID-19. The funding (£500,000 for Age UK and £500,000 for Alzheimer’s Society) will assist both charities who are on the frontline of offering vital support for both older people and those affected by dementia. Age UK and Alzheimer’s Society have a long history of helping vulnerable people in the community and the donation will go towards both existing and new initiatives…

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John Lewis Partnership announces new measures to support customers and the vulnerable

The John Lewis Partnership, has announced new measures to help its shops meet the needs of customers with a particular focus on the elderly and the vulnerable. These include a £1million Community Support Fund to be distributed by Waitrose shops to local communities, and protected shopping time for the elderly and the vulnerable. The Partnership is also exploring offering online classes and advice from expert Partners to customers who are having to self-isolate at home. These could include craft classes and advice for expectant parents.  Sharon White, Chairman of the…

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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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