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to Age UK Wakefield District, working with individuals, supporting independence, improving quality of later life.

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01977 552114 01977 552114

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  • 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 263 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.

  • Walking Football

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

  • Hospital Transport Support Service


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

  • 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!

  • Wraparound 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.

Age UK Wakefield District a guide to our services

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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.

  • Beat the street

    Published on 16 May 2024 03:31 PM

    Beat The Street What a fantastic morning we had at the launch of Beat The Street, the new fitness activity in...

  • Don't lose your vote

    Published on 10 April 2024 08:56 AM

    This year, along with the local elections in May, it is expected that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will call a general...

  • Offline and Overlooked

    Published on 21 March 2024 04:35 PM

    This week we met with Anna from GB News to discuss the issue facing older people of being offline in this digital age...

If you are in need of help, here are the details of organisations you may find useful

Age UK Advice Line
Telephone 0800 678 1602         Freephone 8am – 7pm          365 days a year
www.ageuk.org.uk

Samaritans
Telephone 116 123                    Freephone  24hrs                   365 days a year 
www.samaritans.org

SANEline
A national out- of hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

Telephone 0300 304 7000       4:30pm-10:30pm                      365 days a year 

C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58   5pm- 12am                                  365 days a year

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.

 

Age UK Wakefield District Home Support Service have achieved a rating of Good by the Care Quality Commision