Small Acts of Kindness

Making a difference – Changing Lives

We source and distribute practical gifts that reduce the negative impact of loneliness and isolation on the physical and mental wellbeing of older people particularly those who are cold in their homes

We engage local people to create opportunities for these gifts to be the catalyst for building new social connections within communities thus reducing the leading factor that leads to feelings of loneliness and isolation

Research shows that one in five older people spend the day alone

1,154,800 people live in Hertfordshire and more than 248,000 are over 60

This means that today, in Hertfordshire over 49,000 older people could be spending the day alone

The percentage of the Hertfordshire population aged 65 and over (173,915 2011 census) is predicted to rise dramatically, showing an increase of more than 50% over 20 years

Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health: research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Finding ways to prevent and alleviate loneliness and social isolation are vital. They enable older people to remain as independent and healthy as possible and can change people’s lives.

Our work is made possible by the generosity and support of our amazing partners and funders including statutory organisations, trusts and foundations, businesses, County and local councillors and individuals

Find out how gifts delivered by Small Acts of Kindness can make a big difference

Find out about what has been happening this year at Small Acts of Kindness

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Supported by:

WATFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL HERTSMERE Hertfordshire The Fore The Harpenden Trust

In partnership with:

The Big Yellow Self Storage Company Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Metroprinting SALaw Veolia
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Charity number: Small Acts of Kindness Trust (known as Small Acts of Kindness) is registered with the Charity Commission as a CIO, registered number 1178546

Registered office: 3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street, London, W1B 3HH
Postal address: PO Box 305, Radlett, WD7 0FD

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