to Age UK Wakefield District, working with individuals, supporting independence, improving quality of later life.
We are here, because we care.
We are currently experiencing a period of high demand whilst working with reduced staffing numbers. We want to reassure you that we’re working hard to provide the high quality level of support you’d expect from our teams.
Please bear with us if we take a little longer to answer the telephone, we will return messages left on the answer phone as soon as possible, dealing with urgent, emergency calls first.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
Whilst lockdown restrictions have been eased from July 19th we continue to live within an environment where the
COVID crisis is not over, and scientists concern over a rise in less harmful, but nevertheless unpleasant ‘winter’ viruses is well articulated.
As the well-being of our clients, staff and volunteers remains are our absolute priority we will continue to do all we
can to ensure that older people and our colleagues are protected from the spread of infection.
CEO Age UK Wakefield District
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.
Published on 28 July 2021 02:04 PM
The Time for Tea team held their first event at Morrisons Knottingley store today. The group will be there each month...
Published on 05 July 2021 04:53 PM
Time For Tea Returns! We are delighted to announce that our popular Time for Tea events are now back and running in...
Published on 07 June 2021 08:00 AM
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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.
Working in communities to reduce isolation, connecting with our clients using relaxed social groups, telephone, printed Wellbeing packs and Digital Platforms. Looking, always, to support new experiences and ways to stay connected.
As more and more services move online, we offer computer tablet loan and help to gain confidence using the internet. Keeping older people connected with friends and family members wherever in the world they are!
Comfortable transport taking people to alternative locations to convalesce and/or ensuring their safety and security when returning home.
Fitness groups promoting mental and physical wellbeing. Located at Hemsworth, Pontefract and Wakefield Centre, our walking football groups provide regular exercise and social interaction.
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.
Age UK Wakefield District Staff and Volunteers will never just turn up unexpectedly at your door. We would always be responding to your request for help and will telephone in advance to let you know when to expect us. All of 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 in doubt, please call our number to confirm the identity of the visitor. 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.