The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund has a perceptive and unique understanding of the problems community-based charities like Action For Elders have faced during the Covid pandemic.
During the Covid emergency when we re-positioned ourselves online, we saw a huge rise in demand for our Balanced Lives programme. By offering a wide variety of services for older people and their carers: such as exercise, mental wellbeing, along with social interaction, we were able to reach a great many people live in the comfort and safety of their own homes. We helped people keep fit and stay well, both mentally and physically under lockdown.
For many, the lockdown period during the early part of this year was the hardest yet, as one of our participants pointedly remarked: