We've had the pleasure of working with older people in Brent for 30 years. We believe they deserve the best and that is what we aim to give them. But we need your help! Older people in the UK are stereotyped, discriminated against and marginalised. The pandemic compounded the inequalities experienced by older people, and the cost of living crisis has further demonstrated our failure to protect vulnerable communities. Yet our older population is growing rapidly, and the number of residents in Brent, aged 65 and over, is projected to increase by 78% between 2020-2041. So it's imperative we have the infrastructure to support this growing population in a practical, creative and holistic way. Your donation could go towards funding one of our services, uniquely designed to meet our clients' needs:
- A Wellbeing Centre that offers Day Centres for older people & older people with dementia; Wellbeing Activities such as Zumba Gold and Chair Yoga and a Memory Hub that offers music, museum and sensory reminiscence sessions.
- A Handyperson Service that carries out small handiwork such as installing smoke alarms, grab rails, locks, peepholes and curtain rails, changing light bulbs, unblocking toilets and repairing leaks.
- A Floating Support Service that supports older people with benefit entitlements, debt management, filling in forms and relocating to more appropriate accommodation.
- A Cost of Living Support project that helps older people lower their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient, and provides advice on how to spend smart and stay positive.