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Coronavirus - stay safe & prevent the spread

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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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

Coronavirus & Our Activity

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 mail@ageukwolverhampton.co.uk or use the "Contact Us" section on this website.

Age UK National Advice Line

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.

Handyperson Service - Do you need help with household repairs?  Contact us for a FREE assessment.

What kind of jobs do we do?

  • Changing light bulbs, fuses & plugs
  • Supply and/or fit keysafes
  • Small carpentry jobs
  • Household repairs and decorating

Find out more.....

The Silver Line - Free 24hr helpline

If you're feeling lonely and want a friendly chat, day or night, you can call the Age UK partner charity - The Silver line.

Age UK Winter Health Campaign 2021


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
finance.

  • If money worries are preventing you from heating your home properly - contact us, we may be able to help make sure you are getting all the support you can.
  • If you are worried about someone’s health call 111.
  • If it is an emergency or you think they are in danger call 999, or 112 from a mobile.
  • Please download our "Winter Wrapped Up" Leaflet for more details.

    For more tips, advice and ways to get support this winter, visit Age UK Keeping Well this Winter

IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED HELP AND ADVICE THIS WINTER, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Flu Prevention

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.  

Flu Vaccine information - NHS website

Guide to having your flu vaccination

Flu Prevention Information - Age UK National website

Friendship and Other Groups

LATEST NEWS:  All of our "Friendship", "Arts & Crafts" and "Knit & Natter" groups have restarted.  The "Get Connected IT classes" will restart shortly.  If you are interested in joining one of our groups please contact us by phone, email or via our website.

The Big Knit - raise money for Age UK Wolverhampton by getting involved

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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Unfortunately due to our inability to undertake the relevant volunteering checks, we would like you to consider volunteering through the Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council.

Age UK Wolverhampton services for you

Telephone Support

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.

Friendship Clubs

Come join us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 12.30pm at our friendly and fun social clubs. Come join in.

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Our quality marks

Age UK Wolverhampton has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS).  The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.

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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.