Feeling Alone - is not uncommon

It is not uncommon at some time or another to feel alone. Feeling alone can be different for each person and is not always linked to the amount of people you know or the amount of friendships you have.

If you are an older adult and would like support, please contact the Silverline, a national charity available 24/7, via their free confidential helpline on 0800 470 80 90. Further information can be found at The Silver Line (opens in new window)

Are your elderly friends and relatives safe?

Spare a thought for elderly relatives, friends and neighbours too. Are they as safe from fire as they could be? Visit the Age Concern website for more information on winter safety:

Age Concern website (opens in new window)

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service will fit free smoke alarms for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.

If you are over 65 years of age and you live in Cheshire, you can arrange for a Firefighter or a Community Safety Advocate to visit your home for a free home safety visit. During the home safety visit advice will be given on how to make your home safer, what to do in the event of a fire and what to do if you are trapped by a fire. Free smoke alarms will also be fitted (if needed) with an explanation on how to maintain them correctly.

Book a home safety visit for over 65’s

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 December 2023