to Age UK Wakefield District. We are delivering services to keep everyone who is older, as comfortable as possible during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak
It is so important to keep up to date with official advice during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, especially for older people. We have gathered together the major web pages, you may wish to consult, here on one page.
We are continuing to work within the Connecting Care Integrated Health and Social Care Teams, ensuring that the complex needs of the older people are being met
Currently managing around 300 calls per week
Supporting socially isolated individuals with safe and well checks, and making wellbeing calls through the telephone
We are now offering vulnerable people who have been discharged safe and well support
A regular paid for service, taking shopping lists by phone, placing orders and arranging the delivery of supermarket goods directly to your door.
Our specialist trained staff provide much needed telephone support to help older peoplemanage the impact of both self-isolation and returning to outdoor activities
We are continuing to keep our lines of communication open, working with partners to provide information on staying well
We are delivering around 400 hours of domestic and social support and personal care each week
We provide a seven day a week service, supporting individuals to remian in their own home
We are really thrilled to tell you that Age UK Wakefield District has won a Community Foundation grant to support a Digital Inclusion pilot programme.
Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, part of “Government’s £750m support package for charities” distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Over 6 months, we will help 50 isolated, older people use video technology. They will feel less alone, have improved skills and better wellbeing.
Keep up to date with our planned events, new services on offer, and information about how we're campaigning within Wakefield District to improve the lives of older people.
Only people over 75 who are claiming Pension Credit will be eligible to claim a free TV Licence. The BBC will contact everyone affected.
Age UK Wakefield District can help you by:
2 out of 5 people who are eligible for Pension Credit have NOT applied - Across the country this works out to be 600,000 older people
Age UK Wakefield District Staff and Volunteers will never just turn up unexpected at your door. We are always responding to your request to us for help and we ring in advance to tell you we are coming so you know when to expect us. All our staff and volunteers carry ID badges so do not believe anyone claiming to come from Age UK Wakefield District who turns up unannounced and without a correct ID badge. If you need help for yourself or anyone in the Wakefield District who is over 50 please call our main number 01977 552114 and we will help in any way we can.
Our quality marks
Age UK Wakefield District has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS). The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.