Short-term support for older people living with long-term health conditions.
What does the service offer?
We offer practical and emotional help following a stay in hospital, focusing on older people who do not have other support, such as family or friends nearby. We can pick up prescriptions and collect groceries or change the sheets on a bed. Our volunteers will also stay for a chat, maybe watch a bit of television together, to help rebuild a person's confidence.
We can also help people take steps to improve their health and wellbeing and give them the confidence to continue on their own with the support of other services.
Who is it for?
The service runs Monday to Friday and is available throughout Northamptonshire for anyone who is registered with a GP in the county.
We provide short term support which can reduce the likelihood of older people being re-admitted to hospital. We aim to help people regain their independence as far as possible, so this service also supports older people living in the community with long term health needs.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for this service.
How do I access the service?
Please contact the Age UK Northamptonshire Access Team on 0300 303 3929 or 01604 611207.
To discuss a referral during office hours
Please call the co-ordinator:
NN1, NN4, NN7, NN12, NN13 Angela Read 07747 630 973
NN2, NN3, NN5, NN6, NN11 Judith Davies 07867 904 897
Wellingborough and East Northants Joanne Elston 07789 396 564
Corby and Kettering Sham Vehra 07881 658 969