St Andrew’s Society for Ladies in Need

We provide financial help to older ladies who are British-born, live alone in their own home and are retired or close to retirement age and unable to work through illness or disability. Applicants must have also attained a good standard of education. 

The Society gives regular grants towards day to day living expenses and also special one off grants towards urgent household items, such as cookers, washing machines and fridges, dentistry, spectacles, convalescence, etc. Grants are also given towards top-up fees in care homes and help towards the cost of nursing at home.

Please note: St Andrew's Society for Ladies in Need is a small charity with limited funds.

Last updated on 28 January 2020

Who is eligible?

You may be eligible if:

  • You are a lady who is retired or close to retirement age and unable to work and live alone
  • You are of British nationality
  • You have achieved a good standard of education
  • You are in receipt of all state help, e.g. Pension Credit, to which you are entitled
  • You have very limited savings

Please note that each person is assessed individually and if you are in any doubt about your eligibility, for example, lack of professional qualifications, please contact us for an informal chat as you may still be within our scope.

Unfortunately, we can't pay off debts.

How to apply?

Contact the charity to request an application form.  Applications are considered at regular Committee meetings held during the year, although urgent cases may be considered for temporary help immediately.

Please note: St Andrew's Society for Ladies in Need is a small charity with limited funds.

Contact details

20 Denmark Gardens, Holbrook
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP9 2BG
Email: mpope1@btinternet.com
Web: http://www.standrewssociety.btck.co.uk

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