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Charities That Can Change Your Life

By Bill Murray
September 24, 2020

Charities That Can Change Your Life.

Learn more about these charities and how they can help you in your twilight years.

Here at Care in my Home we work with a number of outside agencies to provide the best possible all round care to our clients. Once in a while though we come across a charity that has provided life changing support to our clients and by sharing them with you we hope that they could help you too.

The Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals. The trust has a network of 17,000 volunteers who help their owners to provide care for their pets in order to keep them together and will walk dogs, clean cages and provide animal food in order to keep your pet at home with you.

The trust also provides foster care for your pet during hospital stays and will keep in touch with you via letters and visits with your pet until you are able to be reunited.

For more information, visit The Cinnamon Trust website here.


Before Covid, Reengage provided social activities for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. Last year 8,500 older guests were part of over 900 regular social gatherings across the UK, supported by 14,000 volunteers.

As soon as it became clear that regular social gatherings couldn’t take place Reengage were able to change their services and launched call companions — a free service for older people who live alone and feel they could do with a friendly phone call every week or two for around half an hour. The same person will call every time so that a relationship develops that will continue long after the pandemic ends. Find out how you can get a call companion here.

Admiral Nurses

Admiral Nurses work alongside people with dementia, and their families, to provide one- to-one support, advice and practical solutions so that life can continue more positively.

Admiral Nurses can help you organise respite care, arrange day care visits and put you in touch with other people in your area who are experiencing the same difficulties as you. All Admiral nurses are qualified nurses with a professional specialism in dementia and can teach you the right skills and techniques to help you connect with your loved one and manage and prevent fear and distress.

Click here to find an Admiral Nurse in your area.

Ability Net

Ability Net provides free IT support through their team of volunteers to older people in their own homes and can help you with all your technology problems such as setting up new equipment, showing you how to stay connected to your family and friends and fixing any technical difficulties you come across.

Although home visits aren’t available at the moment due to the pandemic, Ability Net are able to provide guidance, advice and technical support remotely by telephone or online.

Contact Ability Net here

If you need any further information about our care packages and how we work with charities to provide the best possible care to our clients then please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.