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: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a Safe & Well Check or for more information.
Age Cymru Powys Simply Nails Service
Please be aware that due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to suspend our Simply Nails service. We apologise for any inconvenience or distress that this may be causing. Please ensure that you contact your doctor if you have concerns about any foot health issues at this time.
For anyone who has used, or needs to use, our Simply Nails service: The toenail-cutting has been temporarily closed and we will be following government guidance about when the sessions can resume. We will keep you informed of any changes. We will be providing regular updates on Facebook and on our website.
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.
Check In and Chat
Age Cymru Powys is also working with national Age Cymru to offer a check-in-and-chat telephone service from Monday 23 March 2020 for the over 70s in Wales who live alone. It is hoped that the initiative will help provide some reassurances to older people, answer basic queries and link people to local services and support during the Coronavirus outbreak. Anyone over 70 in Wales can register with Age Cymru, free of charge, to receive a regular telephone call from the charity in either English or Welsh. All you have to do is call the Age Cymru Advice Number on 08000 223 444 or email email@example.com.
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
NATIONAL AGE CYMRU ADVICE LINE
08000 223 444
Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm
NATIONAL AGE UK ADVICE LINE
0800 678 1602
Lines are open 365 days a year
8am – 7pm
Age UK has produced a new guide about coronavirus (COVID-19) that includes information about the symptoms of the virus, how you can reduce the risk of catching the virus and spreading it to others, and how you can continue to look after yourself and others. It includes a useful organisations section with helpful signposts to other sources of specialist information.