Care for the elderly

Tales from a Croydon Christmas community volunteer

Posted on January 16th, by Lauren Furey in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Lauren Furey volunteered to serve Christmas dinner at a community centre and left with new zest for life

Every year Shakin’ Stevens reminds us that Christmas is a time of ‘love and understanding’, and he’s right; Christmas is about coming together and bonding with our loved ones, even for just one day. Yet, as we get caught up in the merriment of the season, it’s easy to … Read More »

Contact counts: the Croydon charity tackling later-life loneliness

Posted on April 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Croydon is known for troublesome youth, not for lonely seniors

Croydon is widely considered to be a place where youth causes trouble. What seems to be overlooked is the growing number of the elderly within our borough.

We know that in Croydon the elderly make up quite a significant proportion of the community. People aged 65 years and over represent 13.8% of the Croydon … Read More »

Almshouses – the future of elderly care?

Posted on October 16th, by Rajdeep in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Rajdeep Sandhu uncovers what might be the future of care for the aged, hidden behind a local landmark…

On the corner of a busy high street sits an old unassuming building. It has stood there for the past 400 years, watching as the streets around it have changed beyond recognition. Its neighbours have turned into shiny banks, hairdressers or restaurants all parted by a rattling … Read More »