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Last year we supported older people in Gwent claim over £2.5 million in benefits and entitlements. With your support, our services can continue to be there when needed most.
Age Cymru Gwent offers a free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers. In the year ending 31st March 2023, our information team handled 6,908 enquiries and supported older people to claim £2.5 million in benefits and entitlements.
We appreciate that time is our most precious commodity and families value time together more than ever. Whether you are still working and find completing chores time consuming or you find it challenging to undertake certain tasks at home, we can step in to help. Our Help-at-Home Service provides a range of competitively priced home support services to those aged 50+ living within Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Newport.
The Respite Care Service is provided throughout Gwent. You may need respite care for a number of reasons: - your regular carer needs a break - your family members are going on holiday - you’re being discharged from hospital - you need regular time out do other things
There was a very real risk of us being overwhelmed by demand during the pandemic, but we were determined to rise to the challenge. The pandemic turned many forms of our fundraising upside down. Income from fundraising events was immediately hit, and many of our face-to-face wellbeing programmes for older people were halted, affecting the restricted funding we receive to deliver our services. Our focus for the coming year is to rebuild our Fundraising streams through building our employer profile. So please ‘like’ us on Facebook, ‘follow’ us on Twitter and add our colleagues on Linkedin.
We work as part of the Age UK network – a partnership of independent charities which include Age UK; national partners Age NI, Age Scotland, over 120 Age UK England Partners and Age Cymru which includes five local Age Cymru Partner's including Age Cymru Gwent.
Gifts in wills are vital to Age Cymru Gwent, and mean that years from now, people in later life will have someone to turn to if they’re feeling vulnerable, lonely and forgotten. It’s the reassurance that, when the time comes, we will be there to help with everyday needs, so people can continue to live with dignity and respect.