No matter what your age, being loved and cared for is important to all of us.

No one should have no one at ChristmasBut during Christmas the companionship and support of friends and family seems to mean even more than usual – which is why loneliness feels even harsher.

At Age UK Norfolk, we believe no one should have no one at Christmas.

Yet for approximately 38,000 people aged 65 and over across Norfolk*, loneliness is a daily reality. And we don’t just mean at Christmas.

 

Gordon's story:

Age UK Norfolk - Loneliness from Eye Film on Vimeo.

How you can help

If you want to change the lives of older people in Norfolk at Christmas, here are some ways you can really make a difference:


If you want to change the lives of older people in Norfolk at Christmas, here are some ways you can really make a difference:
 
Volunteer for us, for example become a telephone befriender
Make a donation
Fundraise for us (all links to our website pageIf you want to change the lives of older people in Norfolk at Christmas, here are some ways you can really make a difference: Volunteer for us, for example become a telephone befrienderMake a donationFundraise for us (all links to our website pages) of older people in Norfolk at Christmas, please [call 01234 567890 - AMEND AS APPROPRIATE] to find out how you can make a difference.

Talking to no one

Lady sitting alone in cornerWe need to tackle loneliness and make sure help is available for all older people who find their lives adversely affected by loneliness or illness or poverty, whatever the time of year.

Here in Norfolk we’re working as hard as we can all year round to help older people face the different challenges that growing older brings, and with your help we can work to make sure no one in later life need be alone or isolated.

Whether it’s through our telephone befriending service or day care centres, our information and advice around getting the financial support people need to make the most of their later years or just being somewhere to turn when things get too tough to cope with on your own, Age UK Norfolk provides crucial companionship, advice and support to thousands of people every year.

How you can help

But we can’t do any of this without your help.

So if you want to change the lives of older people in Norfolk at Christmas, please consider:

You can help to change the lives of local people and make sure no one has no one at Christmas.

 

*2014/15 Adult Care Survey (Source: Adult Social Care Survey - England 
http://www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomes-framework#page/3/gid/1000041/pat/6/par/E12000006/ati/102/are/E10000020/iid/90280/age/168/sex/4

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