What does it do?Day Trips & Break-Away holidays: provide older people with the opportunity to get away from their daily routines, and to meet new people and make new friends. We attempt to take people from across the country away as often as possible.
TENS Pain Relief Machines: help older people remain active and independent. Assists people with chronic conditions such as arthritis.
Emergency Alarms: help older people remain independent and makes them feel secure in their own homes.
Who it is for: Anyone over the age of 60
Ethnic / cultural aspects: no - everyone is welcome
Where it is available:National service (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales).
What it costs:Day Trips: cost varies depending on the trip
Breaks-Away, TENS Pain Relief Machines, and Emergency Alarms are all free for older people on low incomes. The monitoring fee for the Emergency Alarm is currently £1.50 per week.
How to access or apply for it:
Please contact us on 0207 828 0200
What to expect then:
A simple application form will have to be completed for all services
Additional information:The NBFA was set up in 1957 to improve the lives of isolated older people in poverty.
Socialising, Independent living, Carelines & Community Alarms, Health & wellbeing, Socialising, Outings, visits, trips
Info last updated:20/12/2012.