COPE says "DON'T COMPLAIN - CAMPAIGN" and "OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR NUMBERS"
COPE has just under 3.000 registered individual members.
COPE is campaigning to prevent loneliness with the National Campaign to End Loneliness which has identified Cambridgeshire as the project area in England. There are an estimated 1.1 million over 65s in the UK who are chronically lonely, and more likely because of their loneliness to develop heart disease, depression and dementia. Being lonely is similar to smoking fifteen cigarettes a day in its effect on your life expectancy.
Find out more about the Campaign to End Loneliness by clicking here.
COUNCIL TAX DOUBLES IN TEN YEARS - For many years Cambridgeshire has been one of the fastest growing populations in the country, how can we cope with such rapid expansion with little or no extra resources. Cambridgeshire County Council is struggling with the cost of providing for an ageing population and needs of residents with complex health and learning disabilities. Write to COPE with your opinion.
COPE supports a campaign by Help the Aged (now AgeUK), if you think an older person is being harmed or mistreated, you can speak to someone in confidence. To speak to trained staff/volunteers Free phone: 0808 808 8141 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or visit www.elderabuse.org.uk
COPE needs active volunteers, please contact us at email@example.com if you can spare three hours a week to help with general administration, research, campaigning, fund raising, etc.
Whatever your interests - COPE needs you!
Can you volunteer to help COPE?
Phone the COPE Administrator on 01223 364303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you have the qualities to support COPE on our Executive committee. COPE needs enthusiastic and committed people to help.
If you wish to submit material or an advert in the regular COPE Newsletter please send it to the COPE office at email@example.com