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Help at Home continues support for older people

Woman handing an older man a shopping bag

Published on 15 June 2021 03:01 PM

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s Help at Home service has been running for almost 20 years, helping local older people maintain their independence in their own homes.

The Help at Home team continued throughout lockdown to provide an essential service in a Covid-safe way, ensuring local older people did not go without regular support during such a difficult time. Over a 12-month period, a total of 66,500 hours of support was provided, often involving practical help such as cleaning, laundry, gardening, shopping and collecting prescriptions.

One lady said: ‘I’m very grateful; knowing someone was coming to help each week made me feel I didn’t need to worry and I could spend more time caring for my husband.’

As we look to support even more older people, we are recruiting for Home Support Workers to assist in keeping up with demand.

Kevin Moore, Director of Operations said: ‘Our Help at Home service is one of our longest standing services and many of our team have over 10 years’ experience. They are all dedicated to helping older people remain healthy and happy in their own homes. As demand for our service increases we are looking for kind, hardworking staff to ensure older people get the support they need, so if anyone would like to know more about becoming a Home Support Worker with us please get in touch.’

The Help at Home service is available county-wide and is delivered by paid Home Support Workers who carry out everyday tasks that an older person may find difficult to manage (no personal care is involved).

For more information about Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s Help at Home service, please call 01743 233 788.

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