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Friends of the Elderly

Men and women who live in England and Wales aged 60 or over (over 50 for older homeless people), with a low income and with limited savings are eligible for support. We cannot help people living in residential care or those living in Scotland.

Applications must be made through a third party referral such as Age UK, Citizens Advice or other welfare agency.

Contact details

Friends of the Elderly
40–42 Ebury Street
02077308263
02072590154
info@supportingfriends.fote.org.uk
http://www.fote.org.uk

Grants provided by this organisation

Friends of the Elderly

People in need living in England or Wales, who are over 60 years of age; are living on a low income; and have few savings.

Help is also available to homeless people over the age of 50. Priority is given to those who are not eligible for assistance from any other trade.

Applications must be made through a third party referrer such as Age UK, Citizens Advice or other welfare agency.

Please make all further enquiries directly to Friends of the Elderly and not Turn2us.

Eligibility

Men and women who live in England and Wales aged 60 or over (over 50 for homeless people), with low income and with limited savings are eligible for support. The trust does not award grants to those living in residential care or those living in Scotland.

Exclusions

Unfortunately, the charity does not award grants to those living in residential care or those living in Scotland. Grants are not available for care home fees, rent arrears, non-UK respite breaks or council tax payments.

Type of grants

One-off grants are given for essential items such as mobility aids, clothing, basic furniture, household white goods and appliances, property repairs/adaptations and other expenses. A cheque will be made payable to the relevant organisation (or company providing the equipment or service).

The charity also distributes allowances, on a monthly or twice yearly basis, to support older people on low incomes in maintaining their independence.

Applications

On a form available from the correspondent. Applications should be made through a third party organisation such as social services, Citizens Advice, Age UK or another welfare agency.

Other information

The charity offers a range of care and support options for their elderly beneficiaries through their residential homes, community nursing, befriending schemes and dementia support.

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