HC-One sponsors Silver Line charity
Caring Times, October 2014
HC-One, the third largest care home provider in the UK, has become a sponsor of the Silver Line charity, which supports older people.
HC-One is the charity’s only founding partner from the care sector to engage in this endeavour to provide relevant and meaningful support at a national level. HC-One’s chairman, Dr Chai Patel, has a long history of philanthropy and he has imbued this charitable spirit into HC-One’s philosophy and donating £150,000 to The Silver Line.
The Silver Line was launched by Esther Rantzen in November 2012, with the slogan “No question too big, no problem too small, no need to be alone.” It is a free confidential helpline for older people – the Silver Generation – providing them with information, friendship and advice delivering a 24-hour helpline, open every day of the year.
The charity also connects callers to local groups and services, and provides them with support and protection in cases of abuse and neglect.
HC-One chairman Dr Chai Patel said The Silver Line provided a great opportunity to give older people a voice, and create a bridge between older people and their surrounding world.
“The Silver Line provides a network, and a friendly voice for those who feel lonely and want someone to speak to,” said Dr Patel.
“HC-One’s sponsorship of The Silver Line fits perfectly with our core values of accountability, involvement, and partnership, in ensuring that older people are provided with the kindest care.”