Ever wondered what exactly it is that Age UK Sheffield does?
Well, you're in the right place! Take a look at some of our videos below to find out more about the services we provide, why we provide them and what the outcome of those services are, each explained brilliantly by the very people our services have supported.
Who does the Age UK Sheffield charity support? Anyone over the age of 50 in Sheffield. Whatever problem you're facing, for example whether it is health related, finance related or housing related, and whether your are 51 or 101, we are here to help you.
We hope these videos will help you learn more about why our charity exists and why we do what we do. If you’d like to access one of our services, please get in touch. If you'd like to support our charity, you would be more than welcome to help out through volunteering with us or fundraising! Get in touch if you would like to know more or have any questions at all.
Brian's Story - Independent Living Coordination Service
Brian was referred to our charity's Independent Living Coordination Service by a housing provider as he was struggling to manage his correspondence. Sarah works for Age UK Sheffield and is one of our Independent Living Coordinators. When Sarah went to visit Brian she spent some time talking with him, allowing him to open up and explain his concerns and what he would like some help with. Brian has some long term health conditions and was struggling to manage in the house that he was in.
Following the help he received from the Independent living coordination service, Brian now lives comfortably in a much more suitable home, he is receiving all the benefits he is entitled to and has a system in place to support him with his correspondence. Brian is happy in his new home; he is at a lower risk of falls now and lives closer to a bus stop, super market and his friend. Brian explained that he is feeling very positive about the future and feels that he is in a better place to maintain his independence.
You can visit the Independent Living Coordination service page to find out more information about accessing this service. If you would like to help our charity help more people, please visit our “Get Involved” page to learn more about volunteering and/or fundraising to support our services.
What our ILC Service Provides
The video below was created to show a hollistic view of what our Independent Living Coordination Service is all about. Hear from multiple different customers who have accessed our service for a variety of reasons, and how the service has affected them.
Our Wellbeing Centre is our unique dementia day service in Norfolk Park. We believe that memory loss shouldn’t be a barrier to fun, friendship and
stimulation for the mind. Watch the video below to learn more about what our Wellbeing Centre is all about or visit our service page for more details.
Hazel accesses our At Home Service which provides a 1 to 1 practical support assistant to help with a hige variety of tasks and support. In this video, Hazel talks about how she first came into contact with the service and how the service now supports her to live at home independently. Find out more about the service by visiting our At Home Service page.
You can watch more of our videos over on our YouTube channel by clicking here.