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No one should have no one

Published on 07 November 2017 12:18 PM

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 Plymouth, we believe no one should have no one. Not at Christmas. Not ever.

Yet for 70,000 older people in the South West loneliness is a daily reality. And we don’t just mean at Christmas.

Feeling invisible
Across England, 1.9million 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 Plymouth 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 exercise and activity classes, day care, our information and advice or just having somewhere to turn when things get too tough to cope with on your own, Age UK Plymouth 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 Plymouth this Christmas, please contact us 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 Plymouth provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.