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Age UK Tameside | For the local community
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£82m to help reduce OAP isolation
10 September 2014
It has been announced that fifteen areas in England are to share £82 million in a bid to reduce the social isolation of up to 200,000 older people.
Make a difference, become an Age UK Digital ChampionOver 5.7 million people aged 65+ have never been online and are missing out on the enjoyment it can bring them. Over half of older people online use it to keep in touch with friends and family.An Age UK Digital Champion engages with an older person - whether a friend, family member or neighbour - to support them in learning new ways to communicate, keep in touch and build relationships.This could be through:> Skyping> Texting> EmailingHelp support this cause by signing up to be an Age UK Digital Champion.
Age UK Tameside also works to raise awareness and campaign on issues throughout the year.Involvement with other agencies and groups continues to be a major part of our work to ensure that you and others are considered and involved.Watch this space for future campaigns being held locally or part of national initiatives. Campaigns...Care in Crisis - click linkMore Money in Your Pocket - click link AND see our Information and Advice service for more information on benefits
recent news...SEE Greater Manchester Police on Facebook and Twitter for local issues, information, advice and warnings!!
Did you know the Government has raided £425 million from the Big Lottery Fund to pay for the 2012 Olympics? We’re all proud of the Olympics, but it wasn’t right to fund them this way. The 'Where's Our Big Lottery Refund?' independant campaign demand that the £425 million is paid back to the Big Lottery Fund after the Olympics are over.To find out more about this campaign and how it affects you and your community see link below.
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