Martin Jones appointed to The Silver Line Board of Trustees
We are proud and delighted that our Managing Director, Martin Jones, has been named as a Trustee of The Silver Line, the charity founded by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE in 2012.
The Silver Line is the UK’s only confidential, free helpline for older people and provides invaluable support for many people.
As such, The Silverline is a great match for Martin. His involvement will mean that we can work to help shape some of their important initiatives such as combating loneliness amongst older people.
Commenting on his appointment, Martin Jones said: “Both myself and the team at Home Instead Senior Care are absolutely delighted by the announcement. One of the core services we provide is companionship care and we see day in, day out just how crucial that is.
“Loneliness can have a serious impact on a person’s health and must not be underestimated. The Silver Line works tirelessly to provide older people with an alternative and I am extremely proud to become part of the team.”
Martin was appointed along with three other new Trustees, speaking about this, Esther Rantzen said: “Too often the needs of older people are neglected or ignored. The Silver Line is thrilled and impressed that these distinguished and skilled new Trustees have shown their commitment to older people’s welfare by joining our Board, and I am sure they will provide us with new ideas and share their expertise so that we can continue to develop our crucial service.”
Sophie Andrews, Chief Executive of The Silver Line, added: “The new Trustees bring a wealth of relevant experience to our Board and join us at an important time in our short history. They have already demonstrated a passion for the cause and have some great ideas about how we secure longer term income to ensure we are sustainable for the future.”
Available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, The Silver Line team provides information, friendship and advice, links callers to local groups and services, offers regular friendship calls and protects and supports older people who are suffering abuse and neglect.