No one should have no one

In the UK 1.2 million older people are lonely with many people not seeing or speaking to anyone for over a month.
For older people in East Sussex loneliness is a daily reality. 
Loneliness can lead to physical and mental ill health and it is thought that it can be as bad for a person health as smoking 20 cigarettes per day. 
We aim to change that here in East Sussex with your support.
As a charity we now rely more than ever on donations to allow us to continue to support older people.  In years gone by we have had access to a variety of funding opportunities but in the changing world this is no longer possible and we must now look for other ways to ensure we have the funds to help us continue our support.
How can you help?
- You can make a donation to our charity
- Donate unwanted clothing, household items and bric-a-brac to one of our Age UK East Sussex shops
How will we use your money?
100% of the money we receive stays in the county and is used to support our charitable services. These services act as a vital link to the local community for older people as we can help them access benefits, support, activities, social groups and help them lead fulfilling lives.
Everyone deserves a chance to love later life and with your support we can help that become a reality.     

No one should have no one 2017

No one should have no one

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

But 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 East Sussex, we believe no one should have no one. Not at Christmas. Not ever. Yet for 55,000 older people in the South East loneliness is a daily reality. And we don’t just mean at Christmas.

Feeling invisible

Across England, 1.9million older people often feel ignored or invisible and the festive season can often serve to enhance that loneliness and isolation at a time synonymous with family and togetherness.

We need to make a difference. We need to make sure support is available for all older people who find their lives adversely affected by loneliness or isolation, whatever the time of year.

Here in East Sussex 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 Day Clubs, our Information and Advice service 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 East Sussex provides support to thousands of people every year.

How you can help

We want to make sure that we can continue to be here for those who need us the most, but we can’t do any of this without your help. With your help, we can keep working to change the lives of local older people and make sure no one has no one at Christmas. Age UK East Sussex provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.

If you want to change the lives of older people in East Sussex this Christmas:

Donate

By cheque made payable to Age UK East Sussex and posted to Faraday House,1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9BH.

Online. Follow the link on this website of go to https://www.justgiving.com/ageukeastsussex

By text. Text AUES12 and the ammount (£5, £10, £15, £20) to 70070.

To our shops. We love your quality donated items. To find a shop near you follow the link.

Volunteer

The help and support we provide to older people in the community would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our wonderful volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to support your local community and learn new skills or gain experience. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, we would love you to join us. For mroe information please call 01273 476704 or follow the link.

Leave a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your Will to Age UK East Sussex will help us to continue to expand and develop our services for older people across the county. To find more follow the link.

Thank you.