Charity grants help OAPs on low income

Charity Friends of the Elderly can offer one-off grants to older Lancashire residents.
Charity Friends of the Elderly can offer one-off grants to older Lancashire residents.

Are you an older person living in Lancashire who finds it hard to make ends meet?

Do you know an older person who might welcome help with day-to-day living costs?

If so, the charity Friends of the Elderly can offer one-off grants to older Lancashire residents, to help relieve the stress and worry often experienced by older people living on a low income. Grants are awarded towards household adaptions, the purchase and replacement of essential items, the cost of equipment to get online and utility bills.

The grants service is available to older people over state retirement age living on a low income in England and Wales. Grants are offered for help with:

n Home essentials – to cover the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations.

n Digital connection – can be used towards the cost of equipment, such as tablets and smartphones, as well as broadband costs.

n Financial support – to help with unexpected bills and large costs, such as utility bills, funeral costs or moving fees.

Lois Walters Engagement Hub Team Leader at Friends of the Elderly said: “It is our mission to help as many older people as we can with our grants service.

“The application process is easy and we have a very understanding and helpful team who can explain how to apply for a grant, either by phone or email.

“Every day we hear heartwarming stories from those who have received a grant from us and often they say how the grant has helped to relieve some of the financial stress and worry they were facing.”

*More information is available by calling Friends of the Elderly on 0330 332 1110 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) or email hello@fote.org.uk