Drive to fight loneliness in elderly people
TACKLING loneliness in Macclesfield continues to be high priority for a charity for the elderly.
Macclesfield MP David Rutley visited Age UK’s Cheshire East officers to learn about the charity’s work with older people and its plans for the future.
He is urging more residents to make the most of the fantastic opportunities offered by the charity.
He said: “It is clear that more needs to be done to tackle loneliness, particularly with older people who may not get the chance to get out and meet others on a regular basis. It was great to hear more about what Age UK Cheshire East has planned in this area, and I look forward to working with them in taking these plans forward.
“It was also good to visit the showroom and see how the charity is using this initiative to generate funds, which will in turn be used to provide services for older people in Macclesfield. I have been surprised at the wide variety and quality of the goods on offer, and would urge more local residents to come along and have a look, knowing that anything they purchase will go towards supporting older people, and helping tackle loneliness in our community.”
Age UK Cheshire East provides services and support to older people throughout the Cheshire East area and campaigns to achieve positive change.
It believes poverty, isolation and loneliness, poor services, inadequate care and support, discrimination and a lack of respect are unacceptable.
For more go to ageuk. org.uk/cheshireeast.
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MP David Rutley, third left, with Damon Taylor, right, and Age UK Cheshire East staff