No one should have no one to turn to
Published on 04 December 2020 11:29 AM
Now more than ever, no one in Northamptonshire should have no one
More than 850,000 older people could be spending this Christmas alone - including many in Northamptonshire. 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 Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire for practical and emotional support - and this Christmas will be no different.
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been supporting older people by providing meal deliveries, a shopping delivery service and telephone befriending. 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 the older people of Northamptonshire 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.