Why not get involved and help Age UK Horsham District?
If you would like to get involved, there are lots of things you can do. Whether you want to donate money, give your time by volunteering, take part in a fundraising event, or support us in other ways, your help will be much appreciated.
How you can get involved
Why Support Us?
With your help we can be there for the thousands of older people in Horsham District facing later life alone.
Your donation will ensure that we can continue to provide companionship, advice and support to older people and their loved ones.
How does Age UK Horsham District support older people?
Age UK Horsham District provides a vital, free Information and Advice service which helps older people access allowances and benefits to pay for necessities such as heating bills and food. In 2018/19 our Community Officer team worked with over 1,000 older people and much of this support was help and assistance with benefit claims. This resulted in an incredible £815,941.59 extra in annualised income for older people living here in Horsham District.
We also run a Home Visiting service. Our trained volunteers spend over 1,300 hours a year visiting lonely older people in our community, offering vital companionship and support.
Our Village Agents and Rural Outreach worker work locally across the district to help ensure older people have the right information to meet their needs and can put them in contact with organisations that provide services to help them.
Why do we need your help, now?
Our Community Officer Team work with hundreds of older people every year to help them improve their circumstances. This includes making home visits to those who are housebound or unable to travel. Our Home Visiting service supports chronically lonely older people across Horsham District, providing companionship and support. Both services are free to use and receive no regular funding. We need to ensure that we can continue providing these vital services to our most vulnerable members of the community.
Why should I care?
No one should have no one to turn to. For those most isolated and vulnerable, we offer friendly help and support to ensure they are living well and making the most of later life. Not only do our services improve lives directly by enabling people to access money they are entitled to and offer support to connect with their local community, but unlocking previously unclaimed benefits to residents in the district also helps improve the local economy as it filters throughout the District via local retailers and services.
Your donation will help us continue to provide free crucial advice to those who need it most and provide support to people in your community, including those who are lonely and isolated, especially in more rural areas.
Our Fundraising Promise
It is always our goal to inspire people to support us – just as we exist to support local older people to love later life. Age UK Horsham District is committed to fundraising ethically, responsibly and transparently and to protecting donors, charity supporters and the public, including vulnerable people, from poor fundraising practices. This can be demonstrated through our registration with the Fundraising Regulator, our membership of the Institute of Fundraising, our Fundraising Team’s commitment to continuous learning and development and our commitment to the Age UK Fundraising Charter.
You may have seen coverage in the media about charity fundraising practices. Local charities, including Age UK Horsham District, have to fundraise to survive and this includes directly asking people for money. We get so little government funding that sadly we cannot rely on unprompted kind donations, events run by our fantastic supporters and generous gifts in Wills.
We thought you might like to read about our fundraising policies, these include:
- Never sharing any details of our supporters (we never have and we never will)
- We don’t swap donor lists with other charities, even Age UK
- All our communications with supporters offer the opportunity to easily opt out of future contact
- We do not use the telephone to ‘cold call’
- We are especially careful and sensitive when engaging with vulnerable people
Please contact us if you have a question about our fundraising practices.
If you wish to stop or adjust the frequency or type of communications you receive from us please call us on 01403 751304 or email email@example.com
Our current fundraising target is over £100,000 a year, which helps us to provide all of our charitable services to local older people. We care about our supporters and as with all charities, we could not continue to provide our services without your help – we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you from everyone at Age UK Horsham District for your support.
Contact for more information
Telephone: 01403 751 304