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Age UK and Coronavirus (COVID19)

Age UK Camden are here for all the older people in Camden who need us. We understand the anxiety as well as the practical ramifications of this situation, and we are supporting an increasing number of older people and their relatives who are reaching out to us for help. 

Nutrition & Wellbeing resilience package includes: 

  • Emergency food parcels
  • Internet shopping 
  • Information and advice hotline
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Telephone counselling service
  • Online book club
  • Live streaming of our lunchtime music recitals

 

Age UK Camden is at the forefront of supporting older people in the London Borough of Camden. As an independent charity responsible for raising our own funds, your continued support and donations during these difficult times are helping us keep vulnerable older people safe and well.

With nearly 30,000 older people aged 65+ in Camden being told to stay at home, over 10,000 of whom live alone, we know we need to do more to make sure our older community stay safe and well at this time. 

Help us make sure we can provide the help they need by supporting our Coronavirus Renewal Appeal to raise £20,000 to enable us to support all older people in need in the borough! 

We have now launched a new, essential service providing convalescence support for those returning home from hospital. Many people are now recovering from Coronavirus at home, but their journey to full health may take some time. Older people need robust support during this period and that is where our Convalescence at Home package comes in.

The convalescence support includes internet shopping support, information and advice hotline, telephone befriending, counselling, and wellbeing activities such as an online book club and lunchtime recitals. We are also working with the South Bank centre rolling out an Arts by Post project for those not online. 

Our two Hubs have been transformed into operations providing thousands of emergency food parcels and our teams are providing vital telephone support for Camden’s older generation, many of whom are in isolation. Demand for our services has never been higher. Our staff and volunteers are working hard during these challenging times to alleviate the impact of Coronavirus on older people in Camden, who are undoubtedly living in fear. 

Your support at this critical time is extremely valuable and greatly appreciated. Every penny donated will help us deliver the increased care and support needed to keep older people safe and well. 

To find out how you can help click here