No one should have no one to turn to
Published on 20 November 2018 03:16 PM
Imagine if you had no one to turn to when times get tough..
Having no one around to help often leads to loneliness and depression.
This year, Age UK is aiming to help with its No one should have no one launches campaign to support older people facing the challenges of later life alone - 2.65 million older people feel they have no one to turn to for help and support.
With your help Age UK Barnet can continue to work hard to help older people in Barnet face these challenges.
We are urging people to support its campaign and donate to help ensure that Age UK Barnet’s essential services, such as information and advice, befriending, IT support, our handyperson service and activities such as exercise and cookery - can continue to be there for older people facing the challenges of later life alone
Age UK's powerful new film (see below) highlights some of the challenges that people often have to deal with in later life but which are so much harder to bear if you are facing them alone. These include coping with bereavement, tackling loneliness, getting the social care you need and managing health problems like dementia.
Helen Newman, Chief Executive Officer at Age UK Barnet, said: “We have a rapidly ageing population and it is heart-breaking to think that more than two and a half million older people feel they have no one to go to for help. The fact is that getting older can be really tough and however resilient you are it’s important to know someone will always be there for you, come what may. That’s what we aim to be for older people at Age UK Barnet and we know it makes a huge difference, especially for those with literally no one else they feel they can ask for help.”
Age UK Barnet is encouraging people to get behind its campaign and to donate to help ensure that the Charity’s essential services and support can continue to be there for older people and their families.
Please press our donate button on our home page to offer your support.
Click here to view the Age UK Barnet film highlighting some of the issues tackling older people and how we can help