Suffolk Age UK
Suffolk Age UK is a local, independent charity, working with and for older people in Suffolk. All of the money that is raised by us, goes directly to supporting often vital services including befriending, information & advice, benefits support and much more. Loneliness and social isolation is a huge problem for older people, with 1 in 10 people over the age of 65, saying that they often feel lonely – the services that we provide, directly look to address this and provide support and advice when people often do not know where else to turn. In order to continue to support these services, we have to generate £3m each year, of which 75% of this has to be generated through non-statutory sources including fundraising, trusts, legacies and our shops.
This year we launched a new campaign called “There’s More To Me” which is all about recognising older people – making people feel respected and valued.