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Project information

Keep Able 2012

Age need not be a barrier to independence. Timely and appropriate support can often enable older people to keep their dignity. The Independent Age Keep Able catalogue offers our beneficiaries a variety of useful items and gadgets, free of charge from low-cost tap turners to wheeled walkers.

January 2012 - December 2012

Charity information: Independent Age

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  • Need


    As people get older their need to rely upon others for support becomes greater. Simple tasks can become problematic due to joint weakness, visual impairment or illness. General health and wellbeing may decline limiting social interaction with others in the community

    Keep Able is here to help. Whether it is opening cans, jars or bottles to enable them to prepare meals, getting dressed and feeling confident about leaving the house or being able to entertain their friends.


    Keep Able is a project funding low cost mobility equipment and gadgets free to those older people in need of help around the house. Each £1,000 donation funds 36 items of vital equipment. A donation to this project buys independence and a better life for those who are limited by their disabilities and who do not have the financial means to support themselves in this way.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To restore dignity and peace of mind to older people on low incomes


    » Provide gadgets and equipment to restore ability to negotiate everyday tasks

    What success will look like

    Success will be 95% of participants reporting that they we have provided a useful service through Keep Able

  • Impact


    Restoring independence with timely interventions and leading the way in the care of older people at home.

    Reporting on the quality of life increase in the feedback from beneficiaries of the Keep Able project


    Inappropriate offer - we thoroughly review the items offered each year and change the offer menu according to need.


    Yearly reporting

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,000 Wheeled walkers Low cost mobility items for older people
      £4,000 Bath Aids To make it safer for older people to bathe
      £7,000 Kitchen ware e.g. Kettle tippers to avoid scolds
      £8,000 Bathroom equip Aids to help with personal care
      £10,000 L mobility equip Contributions to mobility scooters
      £10,000 S mobility equip Low cost wheelchairs etc
      £15,000 Gadgets From cap openers for arthrtic to tap turners

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Private trust £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background




    Older people on low incomes over age of 70

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    150 years experience of caring for the most vulnerable older people on a long-term basis

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Victoria Richards

    Care Services Manager