3 May 2011

Appeal for Residents in Sheltered Housing

Sheltered Housing UK Secretary Anne Ludlow will be undertaking a tremendous fundraising challenge next week in the name of residents in Sheltered Housing.

On 12 May, I am setting out on a sponsored walk from the Valley of the Rocks in Devon to the Golden Cap in Dorset, the highest point on the south coast of Britain. (Terrain gradient ranging from ‘moderate’ to ‘severe/strenuous’.)

I am aiming to reach the finish point, the Anchor Inn in Seatown, on 15 May.

Anne is standing up for Older People - those who moved in warden-assisted housing only to have their wardens removed by local authorities.

Sheltered Housing UK is collecting data on the amount of people who have died, been injured or moved in to care homes as a result of the withdrawal of resident wardens.

In addition to this, the cost of low level care for Sheltered Housing Residents has not diminished by this cost cutting exercise has not dissipated, but simply transferred to other agencies. Fire engines get more frequent calls, ambulances, doctors and carers are all picking up the work, where it would be far more cost effective to have a resident warden in place.

Your help and support would be appreciated.

Please go to Sheltered Housing UK today and make a donation to Anne's valiant walk.

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