Although we have temporarily closed our offices WE ARE STILL HERE FOR OLDER PEOPLE in South Gloucestershire. Please call us on the number above if you have any questions or worries during these challenging times.
Please read the story below about what we are currently doing to support older people in the community:
Pauline & Martin are usually supported at home by a private carer. Unfortunately due to the risk of COVID-19 the carer took the difficult decision to stop the service to protect her own health. This left Martin, who has very little sight due to glaucoma and Pauline, who has dementia, in a difficult situation. One of our staff now visits the couple 3 times a week to provide support in any way they can. Before they visit, they call Martin and Pauline to make the appropriate safety checks and get their protective equipment ready. Whilst visiting, our staff support the couple by checking meals, medication and helping with any other chores such as clothes washing. All of this is done whilst maintaining social distancing which can be challenging inside someone’s home.
Without Age UK South Gloucestershire, Martin and Pauline would be left alone without any other support. Your support means that we can continue to visit people like Martin and Pauline – anything you can do means we can support your local community. If you can support us then please donate by pressing the Please Donate button below or at the top right of this page.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to National Lottery, Tesco Bags for Help Emergency Fund, Quartet Community Foundation, The Clothworkers Foundation and Yate Town Council for awarding us funding to enable us to continue out services during this unprecedented time. In total we’ve received just under £100,000 from the from these organisations which is enabling us to continue to support older people through this pandemic. We thank them for their support.