Over the past year, we’ve heard from an increasing number of older people who struggle to get to their routine hospital appointments. As a result, Age UK have now launched a campaign called Painful Journeys on the issue.
The cost of living crisis is difficult for us all but for some vulnerable older people, they are faced with the harsh reality of having to choose between eating or heating their home. We don't think anyone should have to make that impossible choice and so we are helping as many older people in Leeds access the money they are entitled to. To help us do this, we need your help. Last year we helped older people claim £1.2m in benefits that would have otherwise have gone unclaimed. Sadly, this year the demand for our support far outweighs our resources.
The Government is giving all households £400 towards their energy costs and not everyone needs this support. Through the #HelpHeatAHome campaign, we are asking if you can make a donation to help us support more vulnerable older people across Leeds this Winter. Your donation will help us provide information to the most at-risk older people, on how to cope with rising energy bills, access support and stay warm this Winter.