Now more than ever, no one should have no one
This has been a worrying and isolating year for many of us. Many older people in Southampton are looking ahead to a lonely Christmas and we are determined to be there to support them.
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.
This time of year is always hard for older people. Cold weather and shorter days make it difficult to stay connected to others - and many face difficulties meeting winter heating bills. We are continuing to provide support and keep our services open where government rules permit. Now, more than ever, we need your help to raise urgent funds, please help us with a donation
What Age UK Southampton are doing to tackle loneliness:
Social groups to bring people together each week
IT classes to keep people connected to friends and family
Day Care for regular companionship and activities in a safe environment
Home Visiting for a weekly visit from a trusted, trained volunteer
Telephone Befriending to provide a regular call where a visit isn't possible
Age UK’s ‘Call in time’ service to provide clients with an additional call where required
Our Information & Advice team have details of groups and activities across the city
We are also working with volunteers and external partners to develop a range of services that can be accessed through technology such as smartphones, tablets and PCs.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME SERVICES MAY BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED OR ADAPTED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS