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We are here for older Solihull residents

Age UK Solihull is a local charity and we have been committed to providing the best support to older people across the borough for 40 years. 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.

Household Support Fund

iStock-912073280 Online square-.pngAge UK Solihull is administering the Household Support Fund for Solihull residents of State Pension Age who are on low incomes and struggling with the cost of living.

Click below for full details and eligibility criteria.

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Our Autumn/Winter 2023 Newsletter, sponsored by Visiting Angels, is out now. Click here to read about our latest business partnership, what we have achieved recently, fundraising activities and support we can provide.

Helping to keep you warm, safe and well this winter

Winter Warmth 2022.jpgAge UK Solihull and the Community Advice Hubs are working hard to help vulnerable households keep warm this winter. This includes older people, families with young children and those living with disabilities, long-term conditions and other illnesses that mean they are more at risk during the cold weather, for example, diabetes and dementia.

If you are vulnerable to the effects of the cold we may be able to provide support such as:

  • Temporary oil-filled radiators if you have a heating breakdown
  • A duvet, fleece blanket or electric underblanket*
  • Support with fuel debt
  • Purchasing warm clothing and household essentials

*If you already have an electric blanket, we can swap it for a new one if it is over three years old or has visible signs of wear and tear.

If you need advice on keeping warm during this difficult winter please contact the Winter Warmth Helpline on 0121 704 8080 (you may need to leave a message and we will call you back) or winterwarmth@ageuksolihull.org.uk

If you are housebound and have no one to help you we can, in some instances, deliver items to your home.

Please note: we have limited stocks and will prioritise those most vulnerable to the cold and on a low income. If you can afford to purchase your own items please use a reputable retailer. We cannot provide over-blankets or heated throws.

 

Find out more about the Winter Warmth campaign

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Get Support

  • Home Support Service

    The Home Support Service is a chargeable service for older people living in Solihull, who need help to do the jobs they are no longer able to do alone.

    • Carer's Respite Breaks
    • Light Housework
    • Laundry and Ironing
    • Shopping
    • Socialising and Getting Out and About
    • Escorting
    • Finances
    • Other Assistance Available

    Find out more 

  • Digital Champion Project

    Our Digital Champion Project offers free digital training for older Solihull residents.

    Digital Champion Volunteers will help clients use a tablet or computer and learn skills such as online shopping, communicating via video calls or emailsearching for information, accessing online learning and using apps

    Training is delivered via group sessions and one-to-one support. We have a tablet loan scheme for those who do not have their own IT equipment.

    More about the project 

  • Getting help with debt and money problems

    The lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rising cost of living have 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.

    Find out how we can help 

  • Older People's Information and Advice

    Speak to our trained Information and Advice Caseworkers who give comprehensive information and advice on a range of issues affecting older people, their families and carers.

    This advice is free, accessible, confidential, clear, and most of all, independent.

    More information 

Get Involved

  • Volunteers needed!

    Can you spare an hour or so a week to help support older people? We are currently looking for:

    Befrienders, particularly in North Solihull.

    Digital Champions to help older people improve their digital skills.

    All volunteering opportunities 

  • Fundraising events and activities

    Age UK Solihull has a range of exciting fundraising opportunities to suit everyone.

    All the money raised will go towards helping Age UK Solihull to support local older people.

    All the money raised in Solihull, stays in Solihull.

     

    Find out more 

  • Work for us

    Join our team and help to make a difference to older and vulnerable Solihull residents.

    Click below to see our latest job opportunities.

    Current vacancies 

  • Partner with us

    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.

     

    Explore partnership opportunities 

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Help us win £1,000!

Movement for Good 2024 is here!

With your help, we could be in with the chance of receiving a £1,000 donation.

Please vote for Age UK Solihull - it's so simple and could make a real difference.

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If you nominated us in 2023 - thank you! Nominations from last year are not carried over, so we would really appreciate you taking one minute to nominate us for 2024.

If you nominate us now, we will be entered into all six draws for 2024!

£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 so grateful if you could nominate us to receive a donation.

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

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.

Click here to nominate us

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