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Charity Name: NBFA – Assisting the Elderly
Established in 1957, NBFA was founded to improve the lives of older people living on the poverty line. Originally, NBFA provided TVs to elderly people, to try and combat isolation. By giving these older people (often with mobility problems) a television set, NBFA provided an important link to the outside world as well as visual and aural stimulation.
NBFA went on in 1971 to set up its Break-Away programme, providing much needed breaks and social companionship to those who could not afford to go away. Whilst NBFA no longer gives out television sets, we do continue to organise Breaks-Away, which have grown in popularity from year to year. We have taken over 50,000 people away since the programme began. Added to this the NBFA has established Emergency Telephone Alarm and Pain Relief Machine Programmes.