Coronavirus - stay safe & prevent the spread - help us to support you!
Our aim is to ensure that we can continue to support older people in Wolverhampton whilst minimising the spread of the virus
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Living in a cold home can damage your health. Our Warm Homes programme is designed to help you stay warm and well through the cold months.
Our office remains closed to the public and we are currently operating remotely and taking enquires by phone, email and via this website. If you wish to contact us please call our landline 01902 572060 and leave a message and one of our advisers will get back to you. Alternatively, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "Contact Us" section on this website.
Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days per year. This is a FREE, confidential phone service, giving independent advice to older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals.
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If you're feeling lonely and want a friendly chat, day or night, you can call the Age UK partner charity - The Silver line.
There for you if you're having a difficult time or worried about someone else.
Ways to Keep Well This Winter
Winter can bring extra challenges to keeping well. It may be tough, but there are things we
can do to help to keep us well.
1. Flu jab
Get your free flu vaccine if you are aged 50 and over or a carer from your GP or local
pharmacy. Make sure you check which other winter vaccines you are eligible for.
2. If you’re worried about your health – get it checked out.
If you have a health concern speak to your GP. You can also call 111 or go to your local
pharmacy. Putting things off can make things worse so if you have concerns, get it sorted.
3. Ask for help
Winter can be hard, don’t be afraid to ask for help whether from friend or family or Age UK,
we are here to help.
4. Keep your spirits up
If you are struggling to keep your spirits up, you are not alone. Talking to friends and family
about how you are coping can help, but if you’ve been feeling low for a while and are
struggling to cope speak to your GP.
5. Keep moving and eat well
Try not to sit still for more than one hour at a time. Moving even a little bit can help you to
keep strength and mobility.
Eating and drinking enough is also important. If you are finding it difficult to prepare and eat
three big meals, try smaller ones throughout the day. Age UK can give you advice if you are
concerned about weight loss or mobility.
6. Make sure your home is warm enough
It is best to heat your home to a comfortable temperature throughout the day and you may
be spending more time in your home this year, which may put an extra strain on your
It's more important than ever to protect yourself against flu. If you're 65 or older, or have a long term, or chronic health condition, it's vital that you have your seasonal flu vaccinaton. Flu is not simply a bad cold - and it can increase your risk of more serious illness. Even if the weather's mild, flu is in season throughout winter.
LATEST NEWS: All of our Friendship,Veterans, Arts & Crafts and Knit & Natter groups have restarted. If you are interested in joining one of our groups please contact us by phone, email or via our website.
The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and Innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. It started in 2003 and we are again asking knitters if they will help us with the mini bobble hat production. Knitting patterns can be downloaded below.
Knitters of all ages and abilities can get involved in this exciting campaign to make lots of tiny hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles. For every be-hatted bottle sold, 25p will go straight to Age UK Wolverhampton. This will allow us to provide help and support for local older people.
Unfortunately due to our inability to undertake the relevant volunteering checks, we would like you to consider volunteering through the Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council.
Come and join us at our groups, giving you the perfect opportunity to bring out your creative side and socialise with others. Come join in. Every Monday and Wednesday 11am - 12.30pm
Are you lonely? Unable to get out of the house? Would you benefit from someone to talk to? Our Telephone Support volunteers make weekly telephone calls, offering reassurance and the chance to have a friendly and informal chat. The service is free and our volunteers can call you on your preferred day from Monday to Thursday.
Come join us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 12.30pm at our friendly and fun social clubs. Come join in.
We offer a range of services to older people in Wolverhampton
We offer Information & Advice which is free and impartial for people aged over 50 and their carers Monday to Thursday.
We can offer a helping hand with tasks around the home and give support to older people to address immediate challenges.
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Age UK Wolverhampton has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS). The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.
Age UK Wolverhampton is proud to have successfully met the benchmarks of all elements of the Age UK I&A Quality Programme (IAQP).
Age UK Wolverhampton is proud to have successfully completed the Service Management Review and Quality of Advice Assessment elements of the Age UK I&A Quality Programme and has achieved the Advice Quality Standard.