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No one should have no one

08 December 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 Horsham District, 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 Horsham District 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.

 

Our information and advice service helps gain the financial support people need to make the most of their later years. Just being somewhere and someone to turn to when things get too tough to cope with on your own, Age UK Horsham District provides crucial companionship, advice and support to hundreds 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. If you want to change the lives of older people in Horsham District this Christmas, please call 01403 260560 to find out how you can make a difference.

 

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 Horsham District provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.