Still improving later life
We are finding safe ways to bring friendship to people who are missing the support and fun they usually get from socialising.
Between 13th March and 29th July 2020, when most vulnerable and older people were advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others outside their household, we delivered 136 emergency packs, carried out 482 shopping runs and 178 prescription collections. We also delivered 1,699 meals and provided a telephone befriending service to 65 people who got in touch with us because of the Lockdown. Our existing volunteer befrienders also continued to support their clients where this was possible. Thank you to everyone who has helped ensure older people are not forgotten.
Government guidance is that shielding has been paused so the need for emergency support has changed. OurIndependent Living Service provides a regular service to clients whilst minimising the risk to them and our staff. Please get in touch on 01908 557874. If you are no longer able to do your own shopping or have a relative who needs support, please call us. We are able to make arrangements over the telephone, including organising a method of payment that suits all parties.
Our lunch clubs, Dega and Peartree Memory Clubs remain closed, following government advice to ensure the safety of our clients and volunteers. Our Cooks and club co-ordinators are telephoning club members regularly for a chat and to offer support. The Information & Advice Service is being provided by telephone.
Free, independent and confidential advice on matters that affect older people and their families.
There is a charge for these services which enable older people to live independently at home.
Regular or one-off help that enables older people to live independently and enjoy life.
Our quality marks
Age UK Milton Keynes has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS). The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.