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.
Our shops in Wakefield and Horbury will close from Friday 1st January 2021 until we are told we can reopen. When we are allowed to reopen we will be resuming the operating hours below. We are always grateful for your donations of goods but please bring them when we are open again and have the staff to manage the stock. We will update you as soon as we know we can reopen.
Our essential services will function over the lockdown period and our phone line is available. If you require any assistance or support please call our:
Our partners at Nova Wakefield District have compiled this wonderful video, showcasing some of the things our teams did across the Wakefield District in the past year during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are incredibly proud of the work all our colleagues have done and it’s nice to have others recognise it too.
We are continuing to work within the Connecting Care Integrated Health and Social Care Teams across the district, ensuring that the complex needs of the older people are being met.
We currently have more than 100 staff working across the Wakefield District - ensuring that vulnerable older people have access to essential supplies, care and support.
We have over 150 big-hearted, open-minded Volunteers who are self-motivated and enthusiastic but most of all, can have fun and enjoy working with and caring for others.
Our Befriending service offers isolated and lonely older people the opportunity to be matched with a Befriending Volunteer, who will provide weekly telephone calls, offering conversation and friendship.
As we grow older exercise helps to maintain our health, our sense of wellbeing and prevent declining functionality.
We are continuing to keep our lines of communication open, working with partners to provide information on staying healthy and well.
Using every way possible to connect with our clients: using telephone, printed Wellbeing packs and Digital Platforms. Looking, always, to support new experiences and ways to stay connected.
In periods of severe winter weather our Age UK Wakefield District's advisors will be available to guide older people and their carers. There will be 'Snowbell Responders' based in your neighbourhood providing support to help you to keep safe in your own home.
Comfortable transport taking people to alternative locations to convalesce and/or ensuring their safety and security when returning home.
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 people manage the impact of both self-isolation and returning to outdoor activities.
We provide a regular, paid for, seven day a week bespoke service, supporting individuals with domestic and personal care needs, to remain in their own home.
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.
If you could spread the word to everyone, and anyone, and ask if they would like to participate in knitting, or crocheting, small hats to fit on innocent smoothie bottles.
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.
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.