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Age UK Doncaster Services and Projects 

During the Coronavirus outbreak we are still here for you, your friends, neighbours and family. If you want help but can't find it listed below please call us on 01302 812345 and we will do whatever we can to help you. Alternatively, you can contact us via email admin@ageukdoncaster.org.uk 

With the government guidance changing on a daily basis we are doing all we can to plan the support that we can offer in the most efficient and effective way possible whilst taking into account the possibility of changes in guidance, and the safety of those we are supporting and of our staff and volunteers.  

Our Services 

Here is an update on current Age UK Doncaster key services:

Services 

Status as at Autumn 2020

 

 

Home Care 

The service is running as normal with additional infection prevention control measures. 

Cleaning 

The domestic cleaning service has resumed with the necessary precautions in place.

Ageing Well at Silver Link

Our social and wellbeing centre on Bennetthorpe is now open and operating with additional Covid-secure measures and reduced numbers. We are not able to offer transport at this moment. 

Information and Advice 

We are operating or full range of support from signposting to benefits assessments.  These are currently being conducted by phone. Please contact 01302 811174.

Home from Hospital and Hospital Avoidance 

Home visits are being made on a risk assessed basis. 

New referrals are still being taken. 

Dementia Befriending 

Existing service users are being supported on a mutually agreed basis. New referrals are now being taken. 

Circles 

All contact is being made by telephone. Arrangements to collect shopping is on a mutually agreed basis. 

Please ring 01302 812345 or contact our Circlesteam@ageukdoncaster.org.uk 

Volunteering 

Please leave a message for our Volunteering Officer on 01302 812345 or directly via volunteering@ageukdoncaster.org.uk

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Advice 

Coronavirus is a virus that affects your lungs and airways. Find out about the symptoms of coronavirus and the steps to take to stop it spreading. Click here to access the full guidance and advice from Age UK which is updated regularly. 

Useful Information and Advice from NHS England

Symptoms of coronavirus

The most common symptoms include:

  • a persistent, dry cough - where you have been coughing a lot for more than an hour or have had 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a high temperature, where you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a loss or changed sense of taste or smell

Other symptoms people are reporting include:

  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked/runny nose
  • stomach discomfort and diarrhoea.

If you develop any coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate and book a test as soon as possible. You can get a test by visiting the NHS website or by calling 119.

How to avoid catching or spreading germs

There are things you can do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

What to do if you have any health concerns

If you have any health concerns, check the NHS website for up-to-date advice and guidance, and for regular updates on travel information, symptoms and precautionary measures.

If you are concerned that you are unwell, the NHS advice line is 111.