Welcome to your June newsletter

This month we're celebrating inclusion and community – looking at LGBQ and ageing, sharing carer stories, and challenging elderly loneliness.

 

14 – 18 June, Loneliness Awareness Week

Campaign to End Loneliness – Interview with Laura Alcock-Ferguson

Many older people throughout the UK lack friendship and support, which can lead to both physical and mental health challenges.

Laura Alcock-Ferguson, Executive Director of Campaign to End Loneliness, has shared her advice to help keep older people connected.

Carer of the month – Siphiwe

Siphiwe joined Elder last July and has provided 23 weeks of care.

Nominated by Jane, her care recipient’s daughter, she has truly gone above and beyond. Her focus on movement has helped Jane’s mum increase her mobility and her confidence in a matter of months.

"Nothing is too much for her and she has been extremely flexible around our needs and mum’s needs – we all love having her around."

See why she’s our carer of the month

7 – 13 June, Carers Week

Celebrating the incredible work of carers

We’re always in awe of the brilliant, life-changing work both professional and unpaid carers do every day.

Join us in saying a big thank you

Head over to our Facebook page where we’re thanking carers for their compassion and commitment over the past year.

Carer story: Bawinile Ngubane

Bawinile shares her story on why she chose to become a carer, and what she loves most about helping others.

1-30 June, Pride Month

Safe to Be Me: The Issues Around LGBTQ Ageing

An Interview with Sally Knocker

Everyone deserves to grow older with dignity and respect, and without having to hide who they are.

This Pride Month, we’re sharing advice and support from Sally Knocker, a consultant trainer with Dementia Care Matters, and an author of Age UK’s Safe to Be Me.

Companionship Care

Having someone to talk to and spend time with can make a lonely or isolated older person’s day.

Companionship care with Elder can provide a live-in friend for the everyday tasks that most of us take for granted, all while keeping loved ones happy and safe.

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