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We are celebrating being awarded a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to support our work with older people who are isolated and lonely.

During these difficult times, we have adapted our services to meet the new challenges faced by individuals due to coronavirus.

Some services remain unaffected and our staff will continue to deliver these services safely.  Some services have been adapted to continue remotely, mainly by phone.  All our services operate to COVID-secure standards.

If you need further information please contact our Single Point of Contact on 01977 552114

The ‘Time for Tea’ project will build on the success of the ‘Cuppa Club’, which is currently run in partnership with The Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield.  This community driven initiative tackles isolation and loneliness amongst local older people and provides a gateway for those at high risk of crisis to find support before the crisis happens.

For more details on The Ridings 'Cuppa Club' click here.

Over the next three years, We will open five new ‘Time for Tea’ projects in Castleford, Knottingley, Pontefract, Hemsworth and South Wakefield.  We are currently in negotiations with wonderful, caring people at shopping venues across the district who are really eager and happy to host our eveents.  When we have definate venues, dates and times we will let you know.  Our team of 3 staff will attend each event along with Age UK Wakefield District volunteers to chat, offer support and generally get to know people.   Our professional staff members will provide a range of information on other local activities as well as signposting into our wide range of services if needed.

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There will always be a range of refreshments including tea, coffee, biscuits & cakes. We hope the people who come along will make numerous friends and build good relationships at what we hope will be happy, relaxed get togethers. 

So if you see us whilst out shopping, come and say hello!

To find out more about this exciting new project, please contact Brenda Wardle on 01977 552114 or email: brendawardle@ageukwd.org.uk

If you are interested in volunteering at any of our rewarding 'Time for Tea' events, click here to see our volunteer opportunities. 

Wellbeing Packs

As part of our Live Well Wakefield funded, COVID response plan, Age UK Wakefield District have produced 1,000 ‘Well-Being Packs’, themed around the Community Fund, Time for Tea initiative.

Following on from the success of our 1st Well-Being Pack, welcome to the festive edition and our 2nd Well-Being Newsletter, we hope you enjoy it as much as you said you enjoyed our first one!

Enjoy reading about our Hospital Transport Service, tax your brain with our puzzle pages, learn some new techniques for getting through this tough time together. Learn about opportunities to Get Involved with AgeUK Wakefield in our upcoming projects around Digital Inclusion. Make 2021 the year you try something new, challenge yourself , amaze your family by calling them up on Zoom or FaceTime, or sending an email to them all.

 More information on our Winter Well-Being pack

We welcome your feedback and ideas to help in the development of future editions, let us know what you would like to see in our Spring edition and we will do what we can to accommodate those ideas. We have made some changes to this newsletter to reflect your feedback.

If you would like a printed version of this publication please email brendawardle@ageukwd.org.uk