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 useual- which is why loneliness feeld even harsher.
At Age UK South Gloucestershire, we believe no one should have no one. Not at Christmas. Not Ever. Yet for the 70,000 older people in the South West loneliness is a daily reality. And we con't just mean at Christmas.
Accross England, 1.9 million older people oftern 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 adversley affected by loneliness or isolation., whatever the time of year.
Here in South Gloucesterhsire we're working as hard as we can all year round to help older people face the differen challenges that growing older brings, and with your help we can work to make sure no one in later life need to be alone or Isolated.
Whether it's through our befriending , activity day clubs, our information and advice around getting the financial support people need to make the most of their later years or just being somewhere to turn when things get too tough to cope with on your own, Age UK South Gloucestershire provides crucial companionship, advice and support to thousands of people ever 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 South Gloucestershire this christmas, please call 01454 411707 to find out how you can make a difference or take a look at our volunteering page and our donate page for ideas on how you can help.
With your help we can keep working to change the lives of local older people and make sure no one has no one at Shristmas. Age UK South Gloucestershireprovides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.