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Home Instead Charities – Supporting Your Local Community

Home Instead Charities empowers and enables local community groups and small registered charities to look after the mental, physical and emotional well-being of ageing adults in their local communities.

The charity does this by providing grants to fund activities that keep over 55s mentally well and physically active whilst also combating loneliness and isolation in our nation’s most vulnerable population of adults.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic severely affected ageing adults who live on their own. Thousands of people were forced to self-isolate away from loved ones, family and friends which has had a devastating impact on their wellness. Loneliness is a recognised risk factor in developing, or advancing, several medical emergencies such as dementia, heart disease and other age-related illnesses.

Our charity was pivotal in ensuring some of the most lonely and isolated ageing adults across the UK were able to have some form of connection with people outside of their ‘safety bubble’. We funded groups from The Isle of Skye to Devon, Cardiff to Kent and lots more in between to provide activity booklets, online activities such as singing groups, communications devices, and seed planting kits to keep people connected.

Our work in the community is supported by the UK’s leading provider of home care, Home Instead. Its network of local offices up and down the country work hard taking part in employee fundraising, golf days, bake sales, runs, walks and a whole host of activities to raise vital cash to support ageing adults all over the country. To date the charity has supported more than 20,000 ageing adults, 200 local groups, and given away more than £150,000.

If you know of a community group that would benefit from a grant award, please visit homeinstead.co.uk/charities.

If you would like to support our work with fundraising events and activities, please contact alicen.thorn@homeinstead.co.uk for a chat.