Having coped with the worrying first wave of coronavirus, and endured a lonely Christmas, thousands of vulnerable older people will be facing further months on their own due to new lockdown rules. Many will also be struggling to keep themselves warm and healthy, as the cold weather continues to bite.
"Life is so lonely when you are on your own."
Our vital telephone advice and friendship services provide a lifeline for thousands of older people, but we can’t continue to provide support without donations from people like you.
225,000 older people often go a whole week without speaking to anyone. We cannot let older people suffer alone. Not this year. Not ever.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Age UK Advice Line has answered around 145,000 calls for help from vulnerable older people – and we expect the increased need for our support to continue.
Age UK provides a range of services and your gift will go wherever the need is greatest. Age UK is a registered charity, no 1128267.