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Extra Mile Campaign

Published on 23 April 2018 03:00 PM

At Age UK Kensington and Chelsea we go the Extra Mile to tackle loneliness and isolation in our community, and now we're calling on local people, businesses and organisations do the same.

Did you know?
Across England, 1.9 million older people say they often feel ignored or invisible and 3.7 million agree that the television is their main form of company. In Kensington & Chelsea, the percentage of people aged over 65 living alone is higher than both the London and the national average.

Whether it’s through our befriending services or lunch clubs, helping someone get to an appointment, or just being somewhere to turn, Age UK K&C provides crucial companionship, advice and support to hundreds of people every year. But funding is short and there are still many who we do not reach.

That’s why we’re asking you to join us in going the Extra Mile. Together we can make a real difference to the lives of older people in our community.

Go the Extra Mile

Money icon1. Donate

Help us ensure we can continue to be here for those who need us most by donating today. Your donation, however large or small, will help us continue to provide support, advice and companionship to thousands of older people in our community. 

 

Two hands icon2. Volunteer

Make a real difference to the life of a lonely person by signing up to become a volunteer. We have a wide range of opportunities to suit all skills and availabilities.

 

Speech bubbles icon3. Join the conversation

Whether it’s talking to your elderly neighbours, visiting a relative, starting a conversation on the bus, spreading the word about our services, engaging with us on social media or asking your family and friends to support our work, there are small steps we can all take to end and prevent loneliness.