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Advice and news from elderly charities

Dimbleby Cancer Care: April Charity

We are proud to support Dimbleby Cancer Care as our charity for April. Dimbleby Cancer Care was set up in 1966 in memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London.It is a small but …

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Roundabout: March Charity

Roundabout’s motto is “Turning Lives Around” and we do, running dramatherapy projects with people of all ages and abilities across London. We work with individuals and groups, using verbal and non-verbal techniques and a wide range of theatrical and dramatic …

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Music in Hospitals : February Charity

Music in Hospitals aims to provide unforgettable live music experiences for the enjoyment and therapeutic well-being of older people isolated by ill-health, disability or a loss of independence. Music in Hospitals (MiH) was established in 1948 to provide concerts in hospitals for …

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Create: January Charity

Create develops and delivers high quality creative arts programmes that provide life changing experiences to seven priority groups of disadvantaged and vulnerable people across the UK: older people at risk of social isolation, young patients, those with disabilities, carers, schoolchildren, …

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LinkAge: December Charity

Tackling loneliness and promoting positive lifestyles LinkAge is a Bristol charity that works with older people over 55 and local communities to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives, reduce isolation and loneliness, and promote active participation. Our motto of …

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Sightsavers: November Charity

Sightsavers was founded in 1950 by John Wilson. Following a tragic accident that left John blind at the age of 12, he dedicated his life to establishing a non-government organisation to address the prevention of blindness, and provide rehabilitation of …

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Housing and Support Alliance: October Charity

H&SA wants to create more choice and control for people with learning disabilities over where they live and how they are supported.  It is a national charity and membership organisation working with people with learning disabilities, families, advocacy organisations, housing …

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Age UK: September Charity

Age UK is a charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. The over 60s are the fastest growing group in society, with more people over 60 than under 18, and the number of people over 85 …

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Tax Help for Older People: August Charity

The ‘Tax Help for Older People’ service is run by the charity ‘Tax Volunteers’ to provide free, impartial, professional tax help, advocacy and advice to those over 60 (or retired) with an annual net income of less than £20,000 p.a. …

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Bowel Cancer Research: July Charity

We’re just beginning to understand how important our guts are to our overall wellbeing as individuals. Our intestines contain more nerve endings than our spinal cord and if you ever thought your brain signalled that you were hungry, you’d be …

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The Silver Line: June Charity

It’s true to say that if you make something simple enough for everyone to use, then they will. Esther Rantzen’s vision to create a “ChildLine for older people” is a simple concept – a free 24 hour helpline, available every …

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NBFA Assisting the Elderly: May Charity

NBFA Assisting the Elderly is a national charity determined to combat isolation and loneliness faced by the disadvantaged elderly in the UK.  With 13% of older people in the UK feeling often or always lonely, and 56% of pensioners living …

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University of the Third Age: April Charity

Keeping your brain, as well as your body, active is one of the secrets of a long and happy retirement. It’s also fun, as any of the 320,000+ members of the University of the Third Age up and down the …

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Marie Curie: March Charity

  Marie Curie is the leading charity providing care to people with any terminal illness in their own homes or in one of its nine hospices. Known for its network of over 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses, Marie Curie provides care …

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The Abbeyfield Society: February Charity

The Abbeyfield Society is a charity that provides housing, support and care for people at different stages of later life. We have one mission: to enhance the quality of life for older people by making their lives easier and more …

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Sue Ryder: January Charity

Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, we are here for them and their loved ones We treat everyone …

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Independent Diabetes Trust: December Charity

The Independent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) was founded in 1994 as an independent charity, supporting people living with diabetes and their family and friends We aim to improve their lives by actively campaigning to ensure that everyone has an informed choice …

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Help the Hospices: November Charity

About Help the Hospices Help the Hospices is the UK’s leading charity for hospice care, founded in 1984, which supports and champions hospices across the UK. The majority of our member hospices provide care for adults but also include those …

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Prostate Cancer UK: October Charity

The challenge Prostate cancer can often be successfully treated if it is diagnosed early enough. But it isn’t always diagnosed early enough Every year in the UK prostate cancer kills 10,000 men. After lung cancer, it kills more men than …

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Sense: September Charity of Month

Sense is a national charity that has supported and campaigned for people who have both sight and hearing problems for over 50 years. The combination of sight and hearing loss affects a person’s ability to communicate, to access all kinds of …

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Listening Books: August Charity

Listening Books is passionate about making books accessible to everyone and runs an audiobook library service for anyone in the UK who struggles to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty The charity already …

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Independent Age: July Charity

This month, we are highlighting the work of Independent Age Founded 150 years ago, Independent Age is a growing charity empowering older people across the UK and Ireland through the ‘A,B,C’ of advice, befriending and campaigning Independent Age provides information, …

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Alzheimer’s Society: June Charity

There are 800,000 people with dementia in theUKwith numbers set to rise to one million by 2021. Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers The term ‘dementia’ describes a set …

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Alive! May Charity

Alive!, founded as a charity in 2009, provides activity sessions for older people living in residential care In many care homes, older people have very little to do with their time, often experiencing feelings of boredom and isolation Alive! has …

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Arthritis Care: April Charity

Arthritis Care is our Charity of the Month for April Around 10 million people suffer with arthritis throughout the UK, that’s one in five of the adult population There are many different forms of arthritis with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis being the main two. …

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Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly (FotE) is a national charity, founded in 1905 which provides support for older people –  particularly those in need due to poverty, frailty or isolation FotE provides high quality caring services, personalised to the needs of …

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  In people with type 1 diabetes, the body mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas meaning that little or no insulin is produced. As a result, the body cannot convert glucose from food into the energy the body …

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Dementia UK & Admiral Nurses

Dementia UK is committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia Their mission is to support families to live positively with dementia and to develop professionals to provide high quality care for those living with it …

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The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is’s Charity of the Month for November Stroke – the facts A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged …

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Maggie’s Centres

Myageingparent is delighted to support Maggie’s Centres as their charity of the month for October Maggie’s (Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust) was set up in 1995 in order to fulfil the vision of Maggie Jencks to provide free practical, …

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