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:
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Phone 01752 831989
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
- Everyone welcome
- Information on health and wellbeing activities
- Free taster sessions
- Music and dancing
- Free refreshments
Elspeth Sitters House,
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:
The William and Patricia Venton Centre,
Telephone: 01752 256020
Follow any of the links below to find out more about the work we do around the City of Plymouth.
Products and services offered by a name you can trust.
Age UK understands that when choosing the right product or service, you want someone you can rely on. With this in mind, Age UK offers a range of quality and reliable products and services designed for the needs of over 50s
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Age UK Plymouth exists to care for and work for older people and their carers in the City of Plymouth. We aim to improve their quality of life through the promotion of choice, opportunity and independence.
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Help more people love later life
As we grow older, we all face new challenges. But that doesn't stop us from wanting a fulfilling and independent later life.
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Age UK Funeral Plan
Choose an Age UK Funeral Plan today and be certain it will help your loved ones tomorrow. Save £100 when you buy before 30 November 2016. Age UK Funeral Plans are provided by Dignity and brought to you by Age UK Enterprises Limited.
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Respite and Residential Care
Age UK Plymouth offers a 7 day week, 24 hour service
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