Help and Support from Age UK Solihull
Age UK Solihull is committed to providing the best support to older people across the borough.
If you’re worried about yourself or an older person you know, we are here to help. See our services page or contact us on 0121 704 7840 to find out how we can help.
Beware of energy scams
Ofgem have warned about recent reports of scam messages claiming to be from the energy regulator. The scam messages ask for bank details so that customers can get a rebate. As with most scams, they set a tight deadline for a response to rush customers into a decision. See Ofgem's website for more information about avoiding and reporting energy scams.
The Linking Veterans Together project is designed to tackle loneliness and improve wellbeing in older veterans and their spouses living in Solihull.
The project's approach will be person-centred, focused around helping you to:
- develop lasting friendships
- widen your support networks
- become active participants in your local communities
Our new Digital Champion Project helps older people who are isolated in their home improve their digital skills.
Digital Champion Volunteers will help clients use a tablet or computer and learn skills such as online shopping, communicating via video calls or email, searching for information, accessing online learning and using apps.
We also have a tablet loan scheme for those who do not have their own IT equipment.
There are many reasons why people get into debt and the coronavirus pandemic and rising cost of living has led to more people struggling to make their money stretch to pay for normal daily living expenses.
If you are in debt, the most important thing to do is to ask for help. No one chooses to be in debt but you can choose to get help and support and the earlier you do this the better.
The Solihull Community Advice Hubs are here to help you to find solutions.
Age UK Solihull produces lists of local services and activities inluding local tradespeople, care homes, care agencies, chiropodists and podiatrists, clubs, sheltered housing and holiday companies.
Age UK (national) also produces Information Guides and Factsheets to give older people and their families information regarding a wide range of topics including money, legal issues, health and wellbeing, housing, care, work and learning, travel and lifestyle.
Can you spare an hour or so a week to help support older people? We are currently looking for:
Befrienders, particularly in North Solihull.
Shop Helpers at our Hobs Moat shop.
Volunteer Drivers for our Wednesday Afternoon Club.
Digital Champions to help an isolated older person to improve their digital skills.
Attendance Allowance Volunteers to help an older person complete a complicated form.
Trustees to help ensure we are doing the very best we can to improve life for older people in Solihull.
Whether it's joining in with one of our events, organising your own, joining our 100 Club, raising funds by taking on a sponsored challenge, or working with us as a school or community group, Age UK Solihull has a range of exciting opportunities to suit everyone.
Whatever you decide, the money raised will go towards helping Age UK Solihull to support local older people.
All the money raised in Solihull, stays in Solihull.
You can raise money for Age UK Solihull by shopping at your favourite shops and sites.
Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Age UK Solihull with Easyfundraising.
There are over 6,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation of up to 15% of what you spend – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
Is your business looking for a charity of the year, a sponsorship opportunity, or another way to work with a local charity?
We help over 10,000 older people every year, and your business could help us reach even more.
Not only could you help us to continue providing our services, but a partnership with us could also be beneficial for your business.
Find out how we could work together and read about our past and present partnerships with other businesses.
Help us win another £1,000!
We are delighted to have won a £1,000 donation thanks to your nominations, and we can win again in the next draw!
If you didn't nominate in the last round, please vote for Age UK Solihull to receive £1,000 - it's so simple and could make a real difference.
£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do to improve the lives of older people in the Solihull borough.
That’s why we’d be really grateful if you could nominate us in the Movement for Good awards.
It only takes a minute, costs nothing and there is no need to register. Simply click this link, scroll down and complete the simple form .
Despite the UK in our name, we are a local charity that operates purely in Solihull, and £1,000 means a lot to us.
Once you’ve nominated us, our name will be in the pot for the next two draws which are scheduled for September and December 2022. The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word to your friends and family.
Thank you in advance for your time and support.
Read all about it!
Our Spring 2022 Newsletter, sponsored by Care UK, is out now. Click here to read about the relocation of our South Community Advice Hub, recently-launched projects, our volunteers, and more.
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Energy Redress Scheme
Age UK Solihull has been awarded funding by the Energy Redress Scheme to provide energy related advice for two years from 01 September 2020. The Solihull Home Energy Project can help Solihull residents to receive a switch comparison, make applications for grants, give support to reduce fuel debt and negotiate with energy suppliers and provide advice on how to be more energy efficient and reduce bills.
When home visits are resumed, a trained Energy Advisor can visit you in your home to provide you with a Home Energy Survey.
For more information please contact the Solihull Winter Warmth Helpline on 0121 704 8080.
Help us support older Solihull residents
Older people need us now more than ever. Please help us be there during these lonely and difficult times.
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