Caring for an ageing parent can be filled with ups and downs. Sometimes the negatives can feel overwhelming and you find you could use some support. Thankfully, there are a number of charities in the UK that can help you out. We’ve compiled a short list with brief descriptions and contact details below. Whatever you’re going through, there will be someone who can help you.
Age UK is Britains largest age-related charity. Age UK can help you with all manner of things, from simple information and advice all the way to tackling loneliness and providing support and equipment to improve independence. For further information call 0800 055 6112 for free (open 8am-7pm 365 days a year) or visit their website here.
Independent age offers a range of services, including friendship services which pairs
Contact the Elderly
Contact the Elderly is a charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people living in the United Kingdom. Their mission is to empower older people to make new social connections and break out of the cycle of social isolation. They offer monthly tea parties for older people and connect people through volunteer services. To get in touch simply call 0800 716543 for free or visit their website and fill out their contact form.
The Silver Line
The Silver Line is a helpline for older people, that is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They offer a