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.
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.
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 in contact with 180 clients a week, making more than 380 calls per week
Supporting socially isolated individuals with safe and well checks, and making wellbeing calls through the telephone
Weekly we are supporting 100 older people in this way
We are continuing to deliver our NHS contract supporting older people home from hospital, making sure that they are safely settled home
Each week we are taking home 60-70 individuals, following up with safe and well checks
Our specialist trained staff provided much needed telephone support to 180 people to manage the impact of self-isolation in the first 6 weeks
We are continuing to keep our lines of communication open, working with partners to provide information on staying well
We are continuing to deliver 330 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
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.
We have all been encouraged by the fantastic number of people already offering to help others in the Wakefield district during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you’re able to give help to people in your community, we’re encouraging you to start by being a good neighbour in your own streets and offering support to others. We are calling this #WakefieldCares.
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.