In March we posted some useful links to organisations working towards reducing and ending loneliness as well as working towards the rights of older people. Here are some others which you may find useful:
http://www.thesilverline.org.uk: The Silver line is a free, 24 hour, confidential helpline for older people. The helpline is open every day and night of the year to offer information, friendship and advice, link callers to local groups and services, offer regular befriending calls and protect and support callers suffering abuse and neglect. The website gives you information on the service and ways to get involved.
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk: Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their local services include day care and home care for people with dementia, as well as support and befriending services to help partners and families cope with the demands of caring.
http://www.helpage.org/tags/uk: HelpAge International helps older people worldwide claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
http://www.whentheygetolder.co.uk: When They Get Older is an independent site for anyone with ageing and elderly family and friends, offering advice, guides and information.
http://www.mind.org.uk: Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
http://www.independentage.org: Independent Age is a charity that is an established voice for older people. They address three types of poverty older people can be subject to; Financial, Social and Information through advice, befriending and campaigning.
http://www.redcross.org.uk: British Red Cross are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis. This includes providing support at home, transport, mobility aids and services for people with disabilities.