Age UK Hereford & Localities is responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic and our staff and volunteers are working hard to support older people in Herefordshire.
The pressure on our services is increasing daily. We have been inundated with calls from older, vulnerable and isolated people needing help. It’s a frightening time for elderly people, many of whom are finding that their normal support networks are breaking down. People are calling us because they are worried that they don’t have enough to eat and are without basic supplies.
We are having to adapt the way in which we deliver our services but older people and their health and wellbeing remain at the forefront of everything we do.
We have cancelled all our social activities and our footcare service. We will continue to provide our Information & Advice Service by telephone. As well as expanding Care Call, our telephone Befriending Service we will work hard to increase capacity for our Reaching You shopping service. We will do all we can to reach as many people as possible.
We have set up an emergency fundraising appeal and all donations will be used support older people in Herefordshire who are in need and help to keep our vital services operating.
Why we need your help
As an independent local charity we are responsible for raising our own funds. We regrettably but rightly have had to close our only paid-for services. This loss of income at a time of unprecedented and until recently, unexpected, demand, means that to keep vulnerable older people safe and well we need your support and donations. Please see our donation button at the top of the page.
With your help we can get through this.
Thank you for playing your part.