Our ongoing services
During the Coronavirus pandemic, Age UK Sutton continues to provide vital services to older people, their families and carers across the Borough of Sutton. Our usual Information, Advice and Support services continue to be available by phone and email, and we have taken our befriending and social activities online and onto the phone, so we can keep in touch and support each other whilst observing safety guidance.
To make sure everyone who is isolating or affected in other ways by Coronavirus, we have also introduced a number of new services for older people across Sutton.
FREE essentials shopping service
With the support of Sutton Council, we are currently able to offer a FREE shopping service to older people who are not able to get their own groceries and household supplies. You pay for the groceries via our cashless system, we get the shopping for you, and a trained member of our staff team delivers it to the door, where they can check in on you and see if you need any other support.
Wherever we can, we will help you to find a longer term solution to getting groceries, and are working closely with partners to find different options for Sutton residents to try.
Door-step food drop and welfare check
We are a proud partner in the new Sutton Food Hub, along with Community Action Sutton, Homestart Sutton, Sutton Carers' Centre, and Volunteer centre Sutton. Thanks to generous public donations, and support from Sutton Council, Sutton Community Farm and the Dukes Head Pub in Wallington, we can provide essential groceries and household supplies, and freshly prepared meals for people who need them, along with a doorstep welfare check by a trained member of our team. The food is free and from a standardised selection, and available for any older Sutton residents who are in need and struggling financially.
We have developed a new Coronavirus wellbeing programme to support older people who are isolated, lonely, or facing emotional difficulties during this time. This includes social activity, wellbeing packs, and our befriending calls - all are free of charge and available for all older people across the Borough of Sutton.
Contact us for details on the support we can provide.