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Every year, throughout the year, thousands of people in Gloucestershire rely on our services to help them navigate later life and to remain living independently at home.

Here’s what a few of them have to say.

Gerry Longlevens Springboard Group said...

“I come here to Longlevens ‘Lads and lasses’ Group because it’s fantastic and I have met so many people. This group keeps me active and gives me a reason to come out” “I was a founding member of this group and I am proud of it”

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Our Springboard groups are a great place for older people to meet new people in a welcoming environment, to make friends, have fun and support each other through difficulties.

Learn more about Springboard Groups

George Out of Hosptial said...

“Your service is wonderful and it was all done with dignity and kindness, I couldn’t have got back on my feet without you”

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This year we helped more than 1000 older people regain their independence after a stay in hospital.

Learn more about our Out of Hospital service

Neil One Digital said...

“Jim and John have helped me to learn how to use a Tablet so that I can make music and perform. A few weeks ago, I led our Ukulele Group in my old School at Assembly” 

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Our teams are helping older people to make the most of technology.

Learn more about our One Digital Project

Harry Joining Forces said...

“Age UK Gloucestershire put me in touch with a breakfast club where I meet dozens of other veterans”

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Our Joining Forces project, in partnership with SSAFA Gloucestershire, has supported nearly 400 older veterans.

Learn more about our Joining Forces Service

Jasmine Dementia Project said...

“When Rita was diagnosed with dementia, I didn’t know how we would cope.  Thanks to your help, we’re not alone.”

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Our expert team are helping people living with dementia to remain independent in their own homes, for as long as they wish to.

Learn more aboutour Dementia Project

Jean Stroud Choir said...

“Being able to sing in the choir gives me a reason to get out each week”.

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This year we supported more than 120 choir sessions throughout Gloucestershire, helping older people enjoy singing together.

Learn more about local choirs

Lilian, Help Team said...

“I am 93 and disabled, so greatly appreciate your help”

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This year we helped older people in Gloucestershire claim around £1.3m in benefits, including warm home discounts and cold weather payments.

 Learn more about our Help Team

Keith Tuffley Library Springboard Group said...

“I joined the group at Tuffley Library and now I am playing guitar regularly with the Gloucester & District U3A folk band and I performed Christmas Folks songs for an audience at Elmscroft Community Centre”

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Learn more about Springboard Groups

Margaret Gloucester Life Changes said...

“John has helped me find a way of making my kitchen safer to walk in and helped me find ways of saving money. That’s lifted my spirits and made me more confident.”

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Learn more about our Life Changes service

Jessica Homeshare Gloucestershire said...

“Thanks to your Homeshare scheme, I have a place to live – and Jo has a lodger”

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Our Homeshare scheme brings together older people who have a spare room with people who need affordable accommodation.

Learn more about Homeshare

Chris Churchdown Library Springboard Group said...

“I Joined the group at Churchdown Library and it’s such a lovely group. I have been out on the Forest of Dean Railway with everyone and we had an early Christmas Dinner together. We are planning trips out for next year and we hope to begin to talk to younger people in Churchdown too.”

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Learn more about Springboard Groups

Thank you

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Thank you to everyone who has helped older people in Gloucestershire to love later life. We rely on your donations of time and money to help make Gloucestershire the best county in which to grow older. Please donate so we can help older people live their best life all year round.