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Age UK Northumberland Launches Activity Packs

Published on 10 September 2020 07:02 PM

AGE UK NORTHUMBERLAND LAUNCH ACTIVITY PACKS TO KEEP PEOPLE BUSY DURING LOCKDOWN

Today marks the launch of the long awaited Age UK Northumberland activity packs, which have been created to help keep people busy and entertained whilst the are shielding and self-isolating.

Amy Whyte, Head of Charitable Services for Age UK Northumberland said:

“During the first stage of lockdown, our efforts were concentrated on ensuring that people in the county had access to food supplies, prescriptions and essential personal care. However, we noticed a shift in need as more people managed to arrange delivery of food and basic necessities, but complained of being feeling board and lacking drive and direction. There was also a risk to mental health, removing the regular visits that came with the delivery of a food parcel – this may be the only interaction that our client has had all week!

The activity packs include something for everyone – there’s mindful colouring, sudko, word searches, exercises for in the home, places to visit online, recipes and once you’ve completed all that, we’ve included a pack of playing cards and instructions to keep everyone busy.”

This is just part of the project Covid Together, that Age UK Northumberland is running thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. Additionally the project offers over 50s in the county free and independent help with information and advice, advocacy, health and wellbeing support and friendship services.

For more information about the support available to over 50s, their families and carers, go to  https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northumberland or give the friendly team a call on 01670 784 800, Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm, or email info@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk.