We use cookies to give you the best experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our policy. Read more about how we use cookies and find out how you can change your browser's cookie settings.
Skip to content

Donate to help people like Evelyn

Evelyn's local Age UK made sure she could properly heat her home. That's only possible with your support.

Donate now

Evelyn couldn't make ends meet and was struggling with debt. Her house was cold and draughty, which was affecting her health.

She came to Age UK Waltham Forest for a benefits check in the hope of a bit of extra money to help her manage, but even the advisers were surprised at what was found. Evelyn had been living off her workplace pension, but never claimed her state pension. Age UK Waltham Forest helped Evelyn to apply for her state pension and she eventually received nearly £100,000 of backdated income.

Evelyn has been able to clear her debts, replace her draughty windows and get her boiler replaced. Her house feels like a home now, and without her constant money worries she feels like a huge weight has been lifted.

Donate now to help another older Londoner

Make a donation to your local Age UK in London - or choose to donate to Age UK Waltham Forest so they can help someone else the way they helped Evelyn.

About Age UK Waltham Forest

Age UK Waltham Forest has been working in the local community to help older people since 1989. We have dedicated staff and volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Waltham Forest. Find out more on our website.

Names and images have been changed to protect identities. 

Share this page

Last updated: Dec 02 2019

Become part of our story

Sign up today

Back to top