We are looking for 50 people to sign up to £5 per month
Could you support lonely, older people in your community? £5 per month would help us to pay for a befriending volunteer to visit an isolated older person for 6 months
Please read the story below about what we are currently doing to support older people in the community:
Pauline & Martin are usually supported at home by a private carer. Unfortunately due to the risk of COVID-19 the carer took the difficult decision to stop the service to protect her own health. This left Martin, who has very little sight due to glaucoma and Pauline, who has dementia, in a difficult situation. One of our staff now visits the couple 3 times a week to provide support in any way they can. Before they visit, they call Martin and Pauline to make the appropriate safety checks and get their protective equipment ready. Whilst visiting, our staff support the couple by checking meals, medication and helping with any other chores such as clothes washing. All of this is done whilst maintaining social distancing which can be challenging inside someone’s home.
Without Age UK South Gloucestershire, Martin and Pauline would be left alone without any other support. Your support means that we can continue to visit people like Martin and Pauline – anything you can do means we can support your local community. If you can support us then please donate by pressing the Please Donate button below or at the top right of this page.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to National Lottery Awards for All, Tesco Bags for Help Emergency Fund, Quartet Community Foundation and Yate Town Council for awarding us funding to enable us to continue out services during this unprecedented time. In total we’ve received £15,459 from the four organisations and we thank them for their support.