Aid for the Aged

 

Aid for the Aged in Distress (AFTAID) welcomes applications from individuals, or their family and neighbours, of state pensionable age (60 years old for women and 65 for men), that are UK citizen and resident, on lower income and have minimal savings. AFTAID aims to help older persons that are financially stretched beyond their means to the point of genuine distress. AFTAID can provide grants for many varied items such as; mobility scooters; walk-in showers; radiators; cookers; Cleaning; central heating boiler; Video intercom; 'blind' software for PC. AFTAID do not make grants for ongoing or retrospective payments, nor can they consider repayment of debt. Referrals can also be accepted on behalf of members of the caring professions and voluntary organisations.  Applications can be made at any time....

Basic qualification criteria

The beneficiary of the grant MUST be:
- of state pensionable age (60 years old for women and 65 for men)
- a UK citizen, residing in the UK
- on a lower income and have minimal savings

More information can be found on their website http://www.aftaid.org.uk/grantapp.html or you can contact them as follows

Grant Application Dept., AFTAID - Aid for the Aged in Distress, Epworth House, 25 City Road, London EC1Y 1AA                 Tel: 0870 803 1950

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