No one should have no one to turn to
Published on 04 December 2020 01:43 PM
Now more than ever, no one in Milton Keynes should have no one
More than 850,000 older people could be spending this Christmas alone - including many in Milton Keynes. Now, more than ever, we must not fail those who need us most.
After what’s been a terrifying and isolating year for many of us, older people in Milton Keynes are looking ahead to a Christmas like no other in living memory.
Before the outbreak of coronavirus, we were already facing a loneliness epidemic amongst older people. But as a result of the pandemic, this crisis has intensified.
With the ongoing threat of coronavirus and restrictions curbing many people’s already limited social contact, this Christmas could be the loneliest yet for the older people most in need in our communities.
Now more than ever, we need your support
We’re working hard to relieve the isolation and despair felt by so many older people. Every day, older people turn to Age UK Milton Keynes for practical and emotional support - and this Christmas will be no different.
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been supporting older people, initially by providing an emergency shopping and meal delivery service and befriending services. Now, our services have never been in such great demand - and we expect that demand to rise as we head into this challenging and isolating Christmas.
We cannot let older people in Milton Keynes suffer alone. Not this year. Not ever.
But we need your help urgently so we can be there for all those who are depending on us this Christmas.
Now, more than ever, no one should have no one.