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Our Commitment to you

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.

Single Point of Contact: 01977 552114

Our phone lines are back to our normal times of:
Monday to Friday 09.30am to 4.30pm 

Our office remains closed to the public but all calls will be responded to.  If you call outside these hours or come through to our answer machine during busy times, please leave your name and number and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Whilst lockdown restrictions have been eased, 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.

Paula Bee
CEO Age UK Wakefield District

Age UK Wakefield District News

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.

  • Change, Hope And Transition

    Published on 17 January 2022 11:56 AM

    Working with our friends at St Georges community centre in Lupset, we are pleased to tell you about a new service for...

  • Jingle Bakes!

    Published on 30 November 2021 05:55 PM

    This year Age UK are holding a celebration of all things baked and yummy! If you'd like to get involved and host your...

  • CANCELLED - Festive Time for Tea

    Published on 23 November 2021 02:01 PM

    It is with great sadness that we have made the decision to cancel the gathering on Thursday 16 th December at The...

Age UK Wakefield District a guide to our services

  • Connecting Care

    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.


  • Our Workforce

    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.


  • Information & Advice

    We provide a range of information and advice services to older people, their carers and professionals, covering a wide range of issues including housing, social care, residential care and maintaining independence.


  • Volunteering

    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. 

  • Befriending

    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. 

  • Wellbeing

    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.

  • Time for Tea

    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.

  • Getting 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!

  • Hospital Transport Support Service

    Comfortable transport taking people to alternative locations to convalesce and/or ensuring their safety and security when returning home.

  • Walking Football

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    Fitness groups promoting mental and physical wellbeing. Located at Hemsworth, Pontefract and Wakefield Centre, our walking football groups provide regular exercise and social interaction.

  • Wraparound Telephone Support

    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.

  • Home Support Service

    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.

The Big Knit is back!

So grab your needles and your brightest yarn and get knitting for Age UK Wakefield District, to help us be there for older people who have no one else to turn to.

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. 

More information about The Big Knit

If you're not expecting us, it isn’t us!

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.