Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
OUR ACTIVITY CENTRE IS NOW OPEN
We are happy to announce that the centre has now resumed many services. Under government guidelines, please be aware that everyone will be asked to wear either a facemask or visor when inside the centre unless you are participating in exercise or eating. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the centre. You may also be asked to wait outside following social distancing guidelines should the reception area be busy. Please do not attend the centre if you are feeling unwell. Some services may be slower to resume than others so please check individual pages for updates.
Visit our Reopening After Lockdown page for details on what to expect when you arrive at the centre.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this period and ask that you do everything to remain safe and healthy. We encourage everyone to always follow the advice from Public Health England as we continue to do so too: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition and ask that you do everything to remain safe and healthy. We encourage everyone to always follow the advice from Public Health England as we continue to do so too: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We have a team of volunteers who may be able to help with small practical tasks such as:
- escorting people to their GP or hospital appointment
- accompanying an older person to the local library, shops or cafe.
- small gardening jobs
- help with showing you how to use your mobile phone or computer
Practical Help and Befriending Case Study
"I called Age UK to ask if there was a volunteer who might be able to accompany me on a hospital appointment. I am mobile, however find getting my way around a hospital and making sure I have the right paperwork confusing. It was at very short notice and luckily somebody was available. I have had a follow up appointment and the same volunteer came with me, she also called me to remind me to follow up on matters relating to the appointment. Her help was so useful.
Through my contact with Age UK I have learned more about the befriending scheme and have been matched with a lovely young new Mum and her delightful baby son. It’s a nice walk from her home to mine and she has said she enjoys getting out and having somewhere to go and chat where the baby is welcome. My grandchildren have grown up and live out of London, so its lovely making a new friend and having a little one around.
My befriender has also taken me out for a coffee in her car, somewhere I would never have been able to get to on public transport. This change of scenery was enjoyed by all of us!"
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