Sunday 24 November 2019 Holy Trinity Church, Knaresborough
Supporting Older People is a registered charity working in the Harrogate & Knaresborough area.
We are a dedicated charitable organisation (Charity no. 1155682) with three part-time staff and have supported over 3000 people since our foundation in 1982.
Our core work is our Home Visiting Service. We recruit and support suitable volunteers, who then visit older, isolated people who have been referred to us.
Volunteer visitors offer support and friendship, usually on a weekly basis. This contact makes a lasting difference, raises self-esteem, maintains independence and greatly improves quality of life for the older person and, often, the volunteer.
We have a varied activities programme including Tea & Talk, Lunch Club, Outings, Exercise Group and our Singing Group. We celebrate International Day of Older People and celebrate Christmas with parties for clients and volunteers. We currently work with nearly 200 people and have almost 100 volunteers.
There are many ways to support us which includes becoming a home visitor, joining our fundraising team, driving our member’s to our activities or becoming a trustee.
As a small local charity we rely on contributions from trust funds, corporate support and fundraising. We have varies fundraising events running throughout the year, our largest being Royal Ascot Ladies Day and are delighted to have been selected for support by the Nidderdale Messiah in 2019.
Please take a look at our website - www.supportingolderpeople.org.uk, and find us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest information.