COVID-19 - Keep Older People Connected
Why we need your help
Help older people through self isolation - virtually
Older people are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill or dying if they contract Coronavirus. The government’s measures, while essential to protect our older population, will leave many people frightened, lonely and in greater need of support than ever before. This means older people in your community need your help.
Thanks to our fantastic supporters, Brendoncare has been able to ensure older people have a community to be part of, and friendship to rely on for support. In the space of just a few weeks, we have had to make the heart-breaking decision to temporarily close our 94 clubs.
Help our club members stay in touch with the outside world
This safety measure leaves 1,700 older people without regular company, since 65% of members live all alone. Our wonderful staff and volunteers are doing all they can to continue to support club members, by offering regular contact through telephone and written communications, along with virtual clubs, to all volunteers and members. This support will focus on alleviating the extreme loneliness that older people are set to face, regularly checking our members have enough medicine and essential supplies, and putting them in touch with external resources and our community partners for any services we cannot provide.
When 112 year old Bob Weighton proposed to his future wife, he had to do it by letter, and waited six weeks for her reply. He says communication is one of the greatest advances he has seen in his lifetime. “Now, with Skype, you can see the person and talk to them immediately. That would have been a miracle.”
Just £3.77 could support one older person for a week. Support available includes telephone calls, virtual clubs, and help buying food and medicine.
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Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £27,747.97
Raised offline £25,620.00