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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 Kensington & Chelsea, we believe no one should have no one. Not at Christmas. Not ever. Yet for 40,000 older people in London loneliness is a daily reality. And we don’t just mean at Christmas.

Feeling invisible

Across England, 1.9 million 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 Kensington & Chelsea 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.

Whether it’s through our befriending services or lunch clubs, our information and advice around getting the financial support people need to make the most of their later years, or just being somewhere to turn when things get too tough to cope with on your own, Age UK K&C 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 Kensington & Chelsea this Christmas, click here 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 K&C provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.

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 Kensington & Chelsea this Christmas, click here 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 K&C provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.