Supporting Friends provides financial help in the form of one-off grants and regular allowances for people aged 60 or over. The aim of the service is to help relieve the stress and worry often experienced by those living on a low income.
One-off grants to replace essential items such as basic furniture, flooring, and household appliances. We can also help with utility bills, household repairs and adaptations and mobility aids.
We do not offer grants for items already purchased, or for council tax payments, rent arrears or care home fees.
Our regular allowances are paid monthly or twice a year to support older people whose income does not meet their basic cost of living. Our Winter Comforts Fund helps towards the cost of keeping warm in the winter.
We keep in touch with our regular beneficiaries by telephone and letter, hand-made birthday cards plus presents and cards at Christmas.