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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.
Help us make sure we can provide the help they need by supporting our emergency appeal to raise £30,000 to enable us to support all Older People in need in the borough! 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.
We are receiving more than 100 calls a day from distressed older people who don't have enough food in the house. In a response to this we have turned our two sites in the North and South of the borough into hubs, and will now open 7 days a week, for the collection and distribution of emergency food parcels.
Thanks to this Just Giving appeal and the generosity of the community we delivered over 200 emergency parcels last week. Over the coming week we will be working hard to feed 80 clients a freshly prepared nutritious hot meal - we will call place the order and cover the cost, thanks to you all! 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.
Most supermarkets are no longer taking new online accounts and there are no delivery slots available. We have been reassured that this will change over the coming weeks - we have over 150 clients registered with us who are currently unable to secure a delivery slot. This means they and many others are reliant on the food parcels and hot food deliveries.
All of our staff and volunteers are working hard during these challenging times to alleviate the impact of Coronavirus on older people in Camden, who undoubtedly are 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