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Supporting You Through Lockdown

Published on 06 November 2020 03:47 PM

Vital services provided by Age UK Lindsey will continue over the next four weeks, with staff on hand to support older and vulnerable people across our area.

Concerned about the impact of the second lockdown on the older communities across East Lindsey, West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire, we would like people to know that our Information and Advice, Befriending, and Keep Connected Services are all remaining open.

These, said Chief Executive Officer Andy Storer, are providing a lifeline for many at a time when isolation is proving a real issue for some. And, whilst the shops will have to close for the month, we are extremely pleased to be able to run these essential services for older people.

Measures taken to restructure our services in the wake of the first lockdown have ensured that the charity is on a more-solid footing and able to keep its core services running.

“I am sure that many older people’s hearts would have sunk after confirmation that a second national lockdown was starting. As many as one-in-three older people were already struggling with anxiety and depression, plus loneliness brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and first lockdown, and now that they face a further challenge, it is vital we are available to offer support,” explained CEO Andy.

All conducted by phone, the services offer help and advice to hundreds of people. With support from the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, we were able to launch a telephone well-being service during the first lockdown – in just its first round of calls, 150 vulnerable people were identified as having ‘fallen between the cracks’ and were receiving little, or no, lockdown support. We are expecting the situation to be similar during this period of uncertainty.

Please check our website for further details of our Information & Advice, Befriending and Keep Connected services.