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Welcome to Age Cymru Powys

We are your local independent charity providing information, advice and support for older people in Powys for many years (formerly Age Concern Powys). Each year we help around 2,000 older Powys residents with over 3,000 issues. One of them could be you, a friend or a relative. We want everyone to be able to love later life.

                                    

Fundraise for Age Cymru Powys!

Are you taking part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge?

Challenge yourself, and your family and friends, to do the 100 Challenge for Team Age Cymru Powys!


It's easy, fun and quick to get involved!
All you need to do is these 3 steps:

1. Get inspired!
Think up your 100 challenge. It can be anything you like – from walking 100 metres to baking 100 cakes or writing 100 letters.

2. Take on your 100!
Complete your challenge any time between Friday 30 April and Monday 03 May.

3. Donate, share and nominate!
Donate to: https://localgiving.org/CaptainTom100_AgeCymruPowys_Friendshipcalls
and share the challenge on your social media and nominate your friends and family using #CaptainTom100

You could walk 100 laps/miles/steps, do 100 burpees, learn 100 dance moves, bake 100 cupcakes, tell 100 jokes, juggle for 100 minutes, host a 100 question quiz, do 100 star jumps, build 100 sandcastles, sing for 100 minutes, do 100 trampoline bounces, learn 100 new facts or choose your own 100 challenge!

Help us ensure Captain Tom's legacy lives on

On 6 April 2020, Captain Tom Moore set out round his garden to thank our NHS heroes. One hundred laps later, he'd raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. His simple message of hope – "Tomorrow will be a good day" – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.

Now it's your turn to build on that legacy. Friday 30 April would have been his 101st birthday and to honour him and his amazing achievements, The Captain Tom Foundation would love everyone, of all ages and abilities, to take part in the Captain Tom 100 and fundraise for the charity of your choice.

We urgently need help to keep our telephone friendship service available for more older people in Powys!

Many older people are in need of a friend to help reconnect again after being alone in lockdown for so long.

So we offer free, weekly Friendship Calls for older people in Powys who have been isolated due to COVID-19.
 
We need more supporters to fundraise to help us meet the high demand for this service – we have a waiting list and your donation will help us reach many more older people across Powys!

Check in & Chat Telephone Friendship for Older People in Powys


Our incredible team of volunteers across Powys are helping those in need during these tough times. Telephone support once a week may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference to older people’s lives.

Age Cymru Powys has been working tirelessly over this difficult period to support hundreds of vulnerable older people across Powys. Last year even before COVID-19 over 100,000 people across Wales told us they were lonely, many only spoke to 1 or 2 people a week and used their TV as their main source for company. This has always been a concern to us as no-one should feel lonely.

But we know that with COVID-19 and the fact that many have been shielding older people are even more lonely and isolated than ever before. Our services are dedicated for older people who are vulnerable and that’s where you come in. As a charity we have a small amount of staff and rely on our supporters and volunteers to help us reach and support as many older people as we can.

Now Spring has sprung we have a waiting list of older people who just need a little support to reconnect with their community after such a long winter lockdown.

So if you are passionate about helping others and would like to support older Powys people then please fundraise for us urgently!

Save the UK's Charities

Many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we are all hopeful many of these events will go ahead at a later date, many charities across the UK have been left struggling to maintain their services.

Charities need our support now more than ever. From those supporting children to the elderly, as well as those providing vital palliative care, mental health support, housing, food supplies and more.

It’s never been more important to come together and show how much we care.

Thank you for supporting Age Cymru Powys – many people say our friendship calls are the highlight of their week!

Please get in touch and let us know what 100 challenge you are taking on!

 

 

Coronavirus Outbreak: Safe & Well Checks for Older People in Powys 

During these difficult and unprecedented times, Age Cymru Powys remains committed to providing the best support to older people in Powys.

If you are worried about how you or someone else will manage during the coronavirus crisis, we are here to help. Please contact us on 01597 825908 / 01686 623707.

We have all been advised to take measures to help protect ourselves from the Coronavirus. This is particularly important for people over 70 and those with underlying health conditions because they are at higher risk of developing more severe symptoms if they become infected.

We have taken the decision to focus our delivery at the moment to deliver Safe & Well Checks for older people across Powys over the telephone with our team. We will be providing guidance and support, advising on how to put plans in place so that you can remain safe during this difficult time.

Through these Safe & Well Checks we are also gathering information to develop our support based on the needs and issues faced by local older people. Like issues with getting shopping, collecting prescriptions and managing caring responsibilities, loneliness and isolation. In addition to this we are working with local communities and groups and other organisations to help you with these issues to provide help and advice on accessing support that you may require. Call us on 01597 825908 / 01686 623707 or email: enquiries@acpowys.org.uk to arrange a Safe & Well Check or for more information.

Coronavirus Updates

For the latest information on Coronavirus please visit:

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/information-advice/coronavirus/


Age Cymru Powys Simply Nails Service

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we had to temporarily suspend our Simply Nails service - but we are now operating again and accepting new clients.

Age Cymru Powys takes the health and well-being of our clients, staff and volunteers very seriously and we always work hard to ensure that everyone remains safe and well. We are carefully following NHS and Government guidelines on how best to respond to the outbreak.

 

Age Cymru Powys Advice Line

We provide a free, confidential phone service for local older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. Our team will give you information that is reliable and up-to-date and help you to access the advice you need.

 

AGE CYMRU POWYS ADVICE LINE

01597 825908 / 01686 623707
Monday – Friday
9am – 12noon
Email: enquiries@acpowys.org.uk

 

NATIONAL AGE CYMRU ADVICE LINE

0300 303 44 98
Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm

 

NATIONAL AGE UK ADVICE LINE

0800 678 1602
Lines are open 365 days a year
8am – 7pm

 

 

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Last year we secured over £1 million of unclaimed benefits payments for older Powys residents!

Benefits advice is a much-needed service to help prevent older people in Powys living in poverty. We rely on grants, donations and legacies to enable us to keep this service running. Please help us to keep this service free of charge by donating.

Our services for you

Expert advice

We offer you free, confidential and expert advice through our information service. If you need to know about social care, housing, scams or legal issues, we are here to help.

Footcare

Keeping mobile is really important and cutting your toenails can be hard to manage. We offer a toenail cutting service across Powys.

Benefit checks

Age Cymru Powys offers a free, confidential benefit check to make sure you are receving everything you are entitled to.

How you can help

Check in & Chat Telephone Befriending Volunteers Urgently Needed!

Would you like to be a Telephone Befriender for older people in Powys?

Telephone support once a week may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference to older people’s lives.
 
This is a very rewarding thing to do – knowing you’ve helped someone is incredibly satisfying and will make both you, and the older person you help, very happy!
 
You can volunteer from as little as 30 minutes per week. We offer online training which is easy, fun and quick.
 
We provide you with a mobile app to call clients.
 
You can be assured of our super-friendly support, great team-work and paid expenses – and the chance to have a good natter with our lovely clients!
 
Call 01597 825908 / 01686 623707 or email enquiries@acpowys.org.uk for more info.
 

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