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No one should have no one
There are over 11,000 older people in Oxfordshire who go for a month without speaking to anybody. We work hard to combat loneliness through a programme of interlinked activities hat reach out to older people who have become isolated.
Charity information: Age UK Oxfordshire
We are trying to combat the epidemic of loneliness amongst older people in Oxfordshire.
A programme of interlinked activities including our befriending service, Information and Advice helpline, bereavement support groups and other activities within the community.
To reduce loneliness in our county.
Activities» 'Phone Friends' befriending telephone service
» Information and Advice helpline
» 'Late Spring' bereavement support groups
What success will look like
Success will be that more older people feel connected to their local communities and are participating in activities.
The project will improve older people's wellbeing which can be measured by the Age UK Wellbeing Index.
Lack of funding could mean lack of resource.
We are currently working on an Impact Report which will demonstrate the changes made.
Budget - Project Cost: £10,296Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £7,231 Staff salaries salaries £206 Other staff costs recruitment, training, travel £300 Volunteering training and expenses £555 Activities refreshments, transport £1,743 Office Rent, utilities, insurance, payroll, marketing £261 Communications Stationery, photocopying, postage, telephone
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount OPIL £2,500 Guaranteed
Local older people who might be vulnerable due to ill health and isolation. Also those who have have experienced a bereavement.
Age UK Oxfordshire works with over 8,000 older people across the county each year. We have over 30 years experience and are trusted within the community.
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Head of Fundraising will manage the funding raised along with project staff and volunteers.