AFTAID - Aid for the Aged in Distress offers direct financial assistance in the form of grants, often in emergency situations, covering a wide range of 'quality of life' issues.
It welcomes applications from individuals, or their family and neighbours. Most often it is contacted by members of the caring professions and voluntary organisations.
It considers applications for a wide variety of grant requests and prides itself on its almost unique ability to provide grant aid swiftly where necessary. It has a strict but simple criteria to safeguard against incorrect claims and to ensure that donations are distributed wisely.
To be able to make any grant it needs to have as much information as possible and will also need written support from a social worker, doctor or similar professional of the official care services. A beneficiary must be:
- at least 65 years of age
- a UK citizen residing in the UK
- on a lower income and have minimal savings
AFTAID is a small charity run solely by volunteers and receives no Government support. The vital help provided is only possible through the kind donations AFTAID receives.