As the nature of our charity is to provide support and assistance for older people, the majority of our service users are at the higher age range and many have various illnesses and disabilities, and are often socially isolated.
Through our various services, we offer vital one-to-one contact and social interaction, with other service users, staff and volunteers.
Age UK Burton provide:
- Information and advice on a wide range of subjects.
- Drop-in service – available daily for refreshments.
- Luncheon clubs for older people referred to us from various organisations and sources.
- Lunch services that include lunch clubs four times a week and an Open Lunch once a week providing home cooked meals and light refreshments – available to anyone aged 50 and over.
- Outings and activities – holidays and day trips.
Our office staff have been trained to complete Attendance Allowance forms, and we also assist older people in applying for benefits they may be entitled to receive.
We work in partnership with other local agencies, signposting where required to ensure our service users and members of the public receive the best information, whilst avoiding duplication of services.
Age UK Burton is frequently the first point of contact for people with a wide range of enquiries, and also for people no longer living in the area, who have concerns over the welfare of an elderly relative, and don’t know who to turn to.
We produce and distribute a monthly newsletter called Natter. The aim of our newsletter is to advertise events and activities and provide the latest news from Age UK Burton.
The newsletter is especially beneficial for those who are unable to attend the centre due to ill health or other personal reasons.
Please visit our services page for more information on the services we offer.