agencies that may be able to help you
In some cases we at AFTAID work together with other
charitable organisations to provide the maximum help available. We also
get called in by charities that are not able to address a particular need
where we can.
Below are brief details of some organisations who may
also help older people which our own services do not cover. Please use
the live links on each logo to view the specific websites.
Forces Help has been serving the Armed Forces and their families for well
over a 100 years and our work is as vital today as it has ever been.
Their continually evolving support services are driven by the current
needs of the Service community - particularly relevant in today's high
pressure military environment, where our contemporary veterans and serving
personnel alike often experience different problems from the soldiers,
sailors and airmen of earlier conflicts. Reservists too, have equal call
on our services.
From the provision of Health and Social services, to supporting the ex-Service
community; from running a confidential support line, to delivering holidays
for children with additional needs. They cover a very broad spectrum of
issues as you will see on their website.
They try to bring their solutions to the widest audience possible - anybody
whose life has been touched by time in the Armed Forces.
If you have a Service connection, SSAFA can offer support. It is a matter
of pride that they spread their net as widely as possible and will always
try to respond to cases of genuine need, whether they are financial, practical
evidence shows that loneliness and the associated social isolation of
older people plays a pivotal role, affecting both their physical and mental
the Elderly is a national charity that organises monthly Sunday afternoon
tea parties for people over 75 who live alone with little or no support
from family and friends.
One Sunday afternoon a month volunteers use their cars to take older members
to and from a volunteer host's home for tea, cake and companionship. Their
hosts take it in turn to welcome the small group of older people and volunteer
drivers into their home for a few hours.
Sunday afternoon tea parties are a lifeline of friendship bringing older
people and volunteers together for an afternoon of stories, laughter and
conversation. Find out more at their website.
is the main UK charity for those needing assistance with a TV or Radio.
They aim to prevent feelings of isolation and loneliness by ensuring that
those with issues associated with age, illness or disability who find
it difficult to leave their homes, can benefit from the comfort and entertainment
that a radio or TV can bring.
They provide a range of TVs and Radios at no cost to the recipient. All
sets are covered by an extended warranty or maintenance agreement and
in some cases, assistance with a first TV licence or aerial.
will find lots of information on their website.
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