Charities for the Elderly


by Caron on March 22, 2017

Loneliness is bad for your health – Fact. I have just stumbled across the wonderful work of Amy Perrin who is an occupational therapist. She started working to combat loneliness for elderly people on Christmas Day. The History of Marmalade. Amy had worked as a health professional and volunteered for over 20 years and had […]


The Big Knit

by Caron on March 10, 2017

The Big Knit – Fundraising for Age UK. The Big Knit, how have I missed writing about this for so long, especially as I have been sending out room thermometers on behalf of Age UK for four years? Keeping elderly people warm and well in the cold prevents needless deaths is something I am passionate […]


Cancer. Help for older people.

by Caron on February 6, 2017

  Changing lives for older people through access to advocacy Cancer affects many older people.Did you know that there has been a 23 percent increase in the number of older people (aged 65 and over) living with cancer in the five years to 2015. That is more than 300,000. Did you know there is somewhere […]



by Caron on February 4, 2017

The Silver Line – A Life Line What a difference a voice makes. Now into its fourth year, I wonder how many of us really knew just how vital this confidential support service would prove to be. I have personally followed this with interest as I have met Esther Rantzen, and we have spoken about […]


Independent Age

by Caron on June 17, 2015

Independent Age – Advice for older People, their families and carers This Charity offers comprehensive and up to date information guides on the most common issues faced by older people. They have really useful fact-sheets regarding the financial assessments relating to long term care and what you can and cannot do with your money and […]


Blind Veterans UK.

by Caron on March 4, 2015

Supporting  Blind Veterans For The Rest of Their Lives Blind Veterans UK , Formerly known since 1915 as St Dunstans state “We believe that no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone.” But some people whose lives we could transform are going without our help, because not enough people know about […]


Come on Age UK!

by Caron on December 22, 2014

This winter with energy prices still high, there is a growing concern that many elderly people are failing to heat their homes adequately. With an estimated 31,000 deaths in people over 65 Age UK are still asking for the elderly to contact their MPs to complain about fuel prices. This is all good and well and […]


Friends of the Elderly

by Caron on August 26, 2014

Friends of the Elderly launch a new Downing Street backed Campaign. Friends of the elderly have launched a major new Downing Street-backed campaign. ‘Be a Friend’ is based on a new research report, Future of Loneliness, which examines whether loneliness is growing or diminishing, what can be done to mitigate loneliness in the future and […]

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Money for women in need

by Caron on May 13, 2014

 Financial  help is available for women in need who are living alone. Whilst this help is available for anyone aged over 18 it is useful to know about for someone older or elderly. The Society for the assistance of ladies in reduced circumstances, SARLC,  was established in 1866 by Miss Edith Smallwood, pictured above, and […]


Who are the NBFA ?

by Caron on October 1, 2013

Who are the NBFA One of the things I love about writing for Caron Cares is I am constantly learning and becoming a walking, talking resource. I have been writing articles for around 16 months and I had not heard of the NBFA.  The National Black Farmers Association. Taken from their website the History of […]


Contact the Elderly

by Caron on September 10, 2013

I  really would like to highlight the invaluable work “Contact the elderly” do. I am deeply concerned and upset that many elderly people suffer desperate loneliness and isolation and Contact the elderly focus on preventing this. I had heard of them before, but as they are lesser known than some charities for the elderly it was not a […]


Furniture for Fundraising

by Caron on August 23, 2013

Furniture for funds If a relative or friend is downsizing the chances are they won’t be able to accommodate all their furniture in a smaller property. If the unwanted items can’t be sold easily the usual destination for them is the local recycling centre. This involves transportation and in some cases can incur costs. This […]


Friends of the Elderly(Charity)

by Caron on March 13, 2013

  There are several Charities offering both financial assistance and practical help to the elderly. The  better known ones include Age Uk, and WRVS. Friends of the Elderly aspire to a society where all older people are treated with dignity and respect and live fulfilled lives. They support older people especially those in need due […]


The Silver Line

by Caron on February 28, 2013

  Mission Statement The Silver Line Helpline provides three functions to support older people: They offer a sign-posting service to link them into the many, varied services that exist around the country; And a  vital befriending service to combat loneliness; It is also designed as a means of empowering those who may be victims of […]