Home and Community Support Services

Over 70 years of supporting independence

The aim of our Home and community support service is to enable people to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible by providing support with everyday tasks that can become difficult to do without assistance.

 

We offer a person focused, reliable adaptable service to suit individual needs with the aim of providing you with a high quality regular service.

 

Services can include: 

  • Changing bed linen and laundry
  • Essential grocery shopping, paying bills and going to the bank etc
  • Reading and helping with correspondence
  • Support in attending appointments at GPs, dentist, hairdresser
  • And more

To learn more about Home and Community Support Services:

Click here to learn more

or

Phone 01752 831989
Email: homecare@ageukplymouth.org.uk

 

We hold the Advice Quality Standard, which provides you with assurance that the we have met certain criteria that demonstrate a commitment to quality.


Help save Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a lifeline for more than million older people. But its future is under threat. Support our campaign to protect it.

What is Attendance Allowance, and why does this matter?

 Attendance Allowance is a weekly payment that helps older disabled people meet some of the extra costs they face. It's a vital means of support that allows hundreds of thousands of older people, like Carmel pictured above, stay healthier and independent in their own homes, without having to turn to local authority social care for help.

As we get older, many of us will find ourselves having to cope with illness and disability. And very often this comes with a higher price tag for things like specialist food, equipment, clothing, and paying for transport to get out and about.

Why is Attendance Allowance under threat?

Like other disability benefits, such as Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance is managed nationally by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). But the Government is proposing passing responsibility for Attendance Allowance to councils, which would create a postcode lottery of support for older disabled people and put the future of the benefit under threat.

As well as taking away the freedom for older disabled people to decide what help they need to maintain their independence, it’s likely that council budgets won’t be able to keep pace with the needs of their ageing populations. And this will mean many older people who become disabled in future could be left to struggle by with less help or even no support at all.

How you can help

There is still time to change the Government’s mind, but we need your help. Please sign our open letter calling on ministers not to go ahead with the changes.

Sign the letter now

Free 50s & 60s Event Celebrating Older People's Day

Monday 3rd October 11-3pm
Performance 12-2pm

  • Everyone welcome
  • Information on health and wellbeing activities
  • Free taster sessions
  • Music and dancing
  • Free refreshments


Elspeth Sitters House,
Hoegate Street,
Barbican,
Plymouth,
PL1 2JB

Tel: 01752 665424

Grubs up for Grandparents' Day

Monday 26th September 2-4pm

We're getting together for Grandparents' Day to share the special treats that most remind you of your grandparents. The money you raise will help us continue to support older people their loved ones.

What a better reason to get nostalgic and enjoy some of those forgotten favourites!

Everyone is asked to make a small donation to Age UK Plymouth to eat the goodies. 

Why not hold your own event at work or the community to help raise money for Age UK Plymouth? Download your posters here:

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The William and Patricia Venton Centre,
Astor Drive,
Mount Gould,
Plymouth,
PL4 9RD

Telephone: 01752 256020

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