Age NI

Age NI’s Check in and Chat Appeal

Now more than ever, no one should have no one. A donation today could help us provide vital phone calls via our Check in and Chat service, helping more older people to get the support they need during this difficult time.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in Northern Ireland (NIC104640)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£9,000

Amount raised

£14,604

Donations

99

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People

Location

United Kingdom

  • “Age NI opened the door to a world of friendship and support that saved my life.”

    — Anne - Age NI Service User

  • "My life was turned around by Age NI over 14 years ago. Before finding Age NI I was in a very dark place. Age NI makes life better for me and many other older people."

    — Robert - Age NI Service User

Situation

There are 80,000 older people who are living alone in Northern Ireland. As many as 1 in 3 are telling us that they are lonely. A regular friendly phone call can make a huge difference to someone who has no one else to turn to. “The Check in and Chat service is a lifeline to me. I don’t get speaking to anyone else.” Age NI Service User

Solution

Since April Age NI has provided over 36,008 calls supporting 2,215 older people in need. We want to extend our Check in and Chat service so that it reaches more older people who need friendship and support this winter. A donation of just £10 could cover the cost of a friendly phone call to an older person who needs someone to talk to. “I don’t think there are words to describe the difference the Check in and Chat calls have made to my life and mental health.” Age NI Service User