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AFTAID - Aid for the Aged in Distress

AFTAID - Aid for the Aged in Distress, gives financial relief to older people who, because of ineligibility or receipt of partial funding through statutory or voluntary services, fall through the 'safety net'.

It makes emergency grants for bedding, cookers and other white goods, furnishings, heating and essential home repairs as well as other items that may make an older person's life more comfortable in the familiar surroundings of their home. Contributions are made towards more expensive items; eg a walk-in shower, motorised scooter (EPV), or perhaps a stair lift. Applications are also considered towards the cost of a respite holiday for an elderly carer.

What will AFTAID provide a grant for?

Nearly anything which is required to take away hardship from the day to day life of an older person. In recent years grants have been made to provide, or help in the purchase of:

Mobility scooters
Walk-in showers
Radiators
Cookers
Refridgerators
Washing machines
Beds
Bedding
Clothing

Rise/recliner chair
Tumble Drier
Small Emergency House Repairs
Carpeting
Essential or Emergency House Cleaning
Microwave
Rewiring
Central Heating Boiler
Video Intercom Installation of phone line
TFT Magnifier
'Blind' software for PC
Wheelchair powerpack
Wheelchair access ramp
Bath Lift

Who to contact

Telephone
0870 803 1950
Email
info@aftaid.org.uk
Website
http://www.aftaid.org.uk 

Where to go

Name of venue
AFTAID
Venue address
Epworth House
25 City Road
London
Postcode
EC1Y 1AA

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