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Age UK K&C staff are going 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.

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. Here in Kensington & Chelsea, the percentage of people aged over 65 living alone is higher than both the London and the national averages. 
We’re working as hard as we can to help people face the different challenges that growing older brings. 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.

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 averages. 

We’re working as hard as we can to help people face the different challenges that growing older brings.

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

1. Donate

Help us ensure we can continue to be here for those who need us most by sponsoring Age UK K&C staff in their fundraising efforts. All money raised will go directly towards our front line services.


2. 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 availability.


3. 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 donate, there are small steps we can all take to end and prevent loneliness.