We have given a grant of £10,000 to Age UK Kensington and Chelsea to go towards their COVID-19 campaign to support vulnerable older people in need at this time. Through activities like group shopping trips, chaperone services, dementia support or even one-to-one befriending, Age UK Kensington and Chelsea hope to ensure that the borough’s older residents’ needs are met. However, the consequences of COVID-19 and the threat it poses to older generations have come as a new challenge for Age UK Kensington and Chelsea.

The organisation was quick to respond to this challenge setting up a Food and Basic Essentials Distribution & Social Isolation Support Service. This is aimed at people who are over 65 and in isolation, the service hopes to reach the community’s most in-need residents. Although the current global pandemic has had serious consequences on our lives, it is inspiring to witness the third sector’s call to action to support people in need. We hope that our contribution can encourage actions like these and inspire communities to support each other through these difficult times.