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LifeCare launches Winter appeal
By Naomi Potts
November 14, 2022
LifeCare urgently needs funds to keep people warm and well this winter
We have launched an urgent appeal to raise vital funds to support older people living across the city this winter. We provide positive care for hundreds of local people but we are struggling to cope with the increasing demand for our services.
Through the ‘Winter Warmer’ campaign we will extend our services this winter. This will include setting up our community café as a welcoming ‘warm space’ offering free warmth, hot food, companionship, and activities to those that need it across weekends, but we need your support to offer this care.
We are calling on everyone, from individuals to local businesses, to join our appeal and give a donation to help deliver care to those that need it most this winter.
We are extremely worried about those in our community. The cold, dark months are always difficult, and this year, with rising food and fuel costs, it will be devastating for many. Older people are still coming to terms with the aftermath of the covid restrictions; abilities and mobility deteriorated rapidly and enquiries for our help are rising, up 250% in some services. Now hit by the cost-of-living crisis these same people, who are just regaining the confidence and motivation to get back to their communities, can’t afford to take part in activities or meet friends for food/drink. On top of the ‘heat or eat’ dilemma they face this winter they are also at risk of serious social isolation.
LifeCare has a long history of supporting and empowering older people to live life to the full, but as a charity we rely on donations to enable us to deliver our lifesaving and life-affirming services. Thanks to our care, we will ensure that each older person receives the support they need. We will make sure they are warm in their homes, they eat well, have company to look forward to and are able to get out and about to activities safely. We are asking local people and businesses to consider giving a one-off or regular gift to our Winter Warmer appeal. With support, LifeCare can deliver the positive care older people need to ensure they keep warm and well in body and mind.
There are different ways people can help support. One-off and regular donations can be made on our website or alternatively people can come along to our community café to pledge their support. Even choosing to have your coffee or lunch from our café will help us to deliver the care local older people need.”
James Wells, Chief Executive of LifeCare
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