Action for Elders

Action for Elders was formed to provide solutions to the major health challenges of an ageing society. In particular mobility and social isolation (loneliness), our Balanced Lives programme which tackles mobility, social exclusion and health prevention seeks to address this. To date our solution which allows for older people to live active independent lives for longer in their homes has also dramatically reduced visits to the G.P., lessened hospital admissions and in a number of cases even reduced physical joint and bone pain.

Currently, we are a small charity wishing to grow and run more sustainable programmes. With the outcomes we have already achieved in the lives of older people it is our responsibility to do more.

We need to run more programmes across the UK and keep older people fit, healthy and independent for as long as possible.

We want to effect real sustainable change in the health of older people. We can only do this with your help.

Please add 'life' to later life and support us. If you do all of us could be winners!

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Age UK Southampton

Help us support the independence and wellbeing of older people in Southampton. All funds raised will help local people. Age Concern Southampton is a small, independent charity that relies on your generous support.

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Bexhill Caring Community

For a yearly membership of £25, clients have full access to all our services:
Introduction to self-employed carers, domestics, gardeners, shoppers and handymen at excellent rates.

A community car service for medical appointments and funerals anywhere in the south east for a suggested donation.

A Dial-A-Ride minibus with tail lift to take clients anywhere in Bexhill (shopping, lunch, visiting friends) and for a suggested donation (escort goes free), monthly day trips out of town.

Two Day Centres for the elderly including transport to and from the Day Centre, refreshments, two course hot lunch, activities, entertainment and occasional trips out.

We hire out wheelchairs and sell other medical equipment such as zimmer frames, commodes, 3 and 4 wheel walkers etc.

A free Home Library Service for the housebound delivering books every two weeks, volunteer befrienders, help with filling out Attendance Allowance and Blue Badge forms, access to mobile hairdressers, manicurists and pedicurists, a free annual electric blanket testing service and at Christmas we distribute food hampers to those who have little at this special time of year.

We also do talks to local groups about the work of our charity.

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Brendoncare is a charity supporting older people. We run 10 care homes, housing with care and more than 80 friendship and social clubs across the South of England. Over 600 staff and 500 volunteers provide our services, run the clubs and support our care homes. Kindness, care, choice and community are at the heart of our services,

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Excelcare Lottery

The Excelcare Lottery was set up to fund additional social and wellbeing opportunities for residents living in Excelcare Residential and Nursing homes.

At Excelcare we understand that every person's social, emotional and physical needs are different and proceeds from the Excelcare lottery help to fund enhanced wide ranging opportunities; from creative arts programmes to interactive technology.

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Furness Carers

Furness Carers is the only generic Carers support organisation within the Furness area which supports unpaid Carers of all ages. Carers are family, friends or neighbours who help support someone with aspects of daily living due to illness, frailty or physical/mental health problems.

We offer a range of FREE support, information and advice services for Carers of all ages from age 5 (Adults and Young Carers), these include weekly and school holidays, Young Carers activities programmes, weekly Carers Cafes, Yoga and Mindfulness sessions.

Each Carer is offered an individual and confidential assessment so we can offer the appropriate advice, information or support.

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Jamaican Elderly Disabled Charitable Trust

Recent policies together known as the 'personalisation agenda' set out a vision where all people who receive social care support will be in charge of their own lives. The number of people aged 65 and over with one or more long time illness or disability will continue to grow significantly. As a result, adult social care faces the ongoing challenge of ensuring that services are designed to meet this increasing demand.

Not all elderly people are looked after by friends and family, and many could use companionship on a regular basis. 

Our charity Jamaican Elderly Disabled Charitable Trust would like to provide companionship for the elderly and disabled in the comfort of their own homes, to coincide with our present plan in Jamaica and express this in the UK; for Jamaican residents who are experiencing exclusion and isolation and cater for their emotional needs.

We will offer: laundry help for those who need assistance with washing, drying, ironing of clothes and linen, organising telephone calls. Elderly people often want to remain in their own homes, but may need assistance due to a disability or activity restriction. 

Community connecting forms a part of support brokerage for people who would benefit from the additional depth and intensity that it offers. The benefit of community connecting is that it can find solutions for people with the most complex needs and reduce reliance on more expensive specialised support. Community connectors work with individuals and the people close to them to find out their strengths and interests. They then link up individuals to opportunities in the area. The key to community connecting is that it goes beyond simply helping people to be in the community. It is about establishing strong, mutually beneficial relationships. To make it happen requires people who are creative and flexible.

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Jubilee Sailing Trust

We are the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a charity that changes lives through adventure and exploration onboard our tall ship, Tenacious. Tenacious is the only sea-going tall ship in the world designed, built and sailed by a mixed-ability crew.

Our voyages are for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, giving everyone the opportunity to explore their potential through inclusive adventures at sea.

Because we’re a charity we rely on the support of others. It’s critical we can continue our work. Our voyages build confidence and resilience in those who sail with us. They bring people together in diverse teams where differences disappear. Voyage Crew tell us their perceptions change and they are able to achieve things they previously did not think possible.

These experiences change lives, and we’d love you to join us. By joining the JST Community Lottery you will have the chance to win £25,000 every week. Plus you’ll be helping to fund our life changing voyages.
Support us now. Join the adventure.

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MAECare supports older people in Alwoodley, Moortown and Shadwell to live well by providing groups and activities (ranging from Art to Walking Football), trips out and one to one support. We help them to stay active and healthy, socially connected and to make new friends. Playing our lottery will make a real difference to the lives of local older people.

Set up in 1995, MAECare is an independent charity working across the LS17 area of North Leeds to...

• Prevent older people from being socially isolated by offering a wide range of social activities as well as friendly visiting and telephone support
• Help older people stay healthy by offering opportunities for exercise through various classes and support older people's emotional well being through supportive groups
• Provide information and advice to our service users
• Involve our members in community life including volunteering opportunities

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NEDCare is an award-winning community initiative that was set-up by local people in 2016, in response to a dire lack of regulated ‘care at home’ services in North East Dartmoor.

The situation was leaving many vulnerable older people struggling behind closed doors, without the essential care and support they needed to maintain their independence and to live safe and well at home in this rural area. Families, friends and those seeking care were often at breaking point when trying to access local services.

As a charity NEDCare’s vision is of ‘care for everyone who needs it, where and when they need it.’
Because the eligibility threshold for support from local authorities has been rising for years, many older people now struggle to pay for the care they need, often having to decide between food, heat or much needed support.

For this reason, we subsidise the cost of care for those least able to pay and most of the proceeds from our lottery will go towards supporting these most vulnerable people.

We also need to double the size of our care team in order to meet local demand – we estimate up to 15 people are waiting for much needed care in our area, at any time. For this reason, a small proportion of proceeds will go in to the ever-challenging task of finding and recruiting outstanding carers to join our team.

NEDCare looked after my mother for 18 months, before she passed away at home, as she wanted. I do not know how I would have managed without NEDCare.

Our mission is;
• To provide reliable, high quality, person-centred care which empowers people to live safely and happily in their own homes.
• To support our well-trained, professional and friendly carers to build excellent relationships with those they support, helping them to remain as independent as possible within their own homes.
• To maintain an open and excellent organisational culture of continuous learning and improvement for all within the service.
NED Care visit me every evening to prepare my supper and complete other household jobs that I can’t do myself. The Carers provide company and reassurance, and they help me to feel safe in my own home. They look after me and my dog (Sam) very well.

For further information please visit

Good luck! And thank you for your support.

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Royal Voluntary Service

We are helping people where the need is greatest all over Britain. In our busy, pressurised NHS hospitals our volunteers are at work, helping create more time to care, and in the community they are giving life-changing support to vulnerable people – people like Paula, who found herself gripped by depression and loneliness after her husband died.

With the help of our kind supporters, we were able to send Stewart, one of our caring volunteers, to help Paula. Stewart took Paula out to one of our Royal Voluntary Service lunch clubs twice a week, where she could meet new people.

“I’ve known Stewart since last year and he has been such a huge help to me, I don’t know what I would do without him.”
We want to create happier, healthier communities for more people like Paula – and by signing up to take part in our lottery, you’ll be helping to do just that.

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Search Newcastle

Search is a small charity working to make the lives of older people in the west of Newcastle better. Search offers invaluable advice and information services around money, health and wellbeing. It also provides a range of activities for health and friendship including walking groups, local history workshops, arts and crafts, music and exercise classes.

Alongside the vital services Search offers, we also run Chain Reaction. Chain Reaction is a new service that supports older people (55+) to live independently and overcome loneliness and is a new approach to day care services.

Chain Reaction helps people one to one and in groups to lead happier, healthier lives. It supports and sustains friendships and increases a person's good sense of emotional health and wellbeing.

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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the UK's only free, confidential, 24-hour helpline specifically for vulnerable and isolated older people offering information, friendship, and advice every single day of the year.

Launched in November 2013, the helpline has received more than 2.5 million calls from older people, over half have no one else to turn to, some call just to say “goodnight”.

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West Cumbria Care and Support

West House is West Cumbria's leading care and support provider for children and adults with learning disabilities; at home, in the community and in the workplace hundreds of people are supported to live meaningful, rewarding lives every day.

Focussing on the importance of dignity and independence, West House support people to make their own decisions, take control of their lifestyles and take responsibility for themselves.

We know all too well the capabilities our amazing community have, and we work hard daily to make sure that everyone realises their potential and can hold their head high in their community.

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West Cumbria Carers

There are an estimated 18,000 unpaid carers in West Cumbria, caring for family members and friends who would not be able to manage otherwise.

Carers range from as young as 5 years old! Your donation will enable us to provide information and advice to carers in the form of benefits clinics, training courses, telephone support, activities/days out and other general advice.

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