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Spreading the word

Published on 30 April 2024 10:46 AM

Tom Pursglove MP visited us in Irthlingborough

With your support we can support more people

Staff based at our offices at Waterside House in Irthlingborough mostly cover Corby, Oundle, Raunds and the eastern part of the county.  We were pleased to be visited by Corby MP Tom Pursglove and his parliamentary assistant Cllr Harriet Pentland on Friday 26th April. The visit came about because one of our Age Well Co-ordinators buttonholed Tom on her doorstep when he was out canvassing, and invited him to come along for an update on the work of the charity.

Tom was interested in hearing more about the services we provide to older people in his constituency and we discussed how the local councils and social care agencies can work together to improve later life.

Chris Duff addressed North Northamptonshire Council in Corby

Chief Executive Chris Duff was honoured to be invited by the outgoing Chairman of North Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Barbara Jenney, to give a presentation to Full Council on Thursday 25th April at The Corby Cube. You can watch the whole proceedings on Youtube. Chris's ten minutes start at 5:35.

Chris gave an overview of the help Age UK Northamptonshire can provide, mentioning three services in particular. Care Support at Home Service enables older people to enjoy living independently for longer, although they may need regular personal care and depend on others to stay safe.  Money Management Support, which includes Appointeeship, Deputyship and Court of protection applications for older people with few assets.  The Information and Advice Service focuses on benefits checks and helping people to claim attendance allowance.  This can be crucial income for people who have had a major setback or deterioration in their health or circumstances.

By raising awareness amongst local politicians and decision makers of what the charity does, we hope to raise awareness generally in the county.  This will enable Age UK Northamptonshire to carry on successfully supporting older people and their families and enabling more people to make the most of later life.