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Age UK York are playing a key role in supporting older people during winter.

Seasonal Surge programme

Our Home from Hospital team is part of the seasonal surge project helping with the safe discharge of older people from York Hospital. They are taking people home and also providing support at home to reduce the chances of readmission. This helps free up valuable beds in York Hospital during winter which are needed for patients.

Providing warm clothes and blankets

We have been generously donated a number of warm clothes and blankets by Escrick Church. We are working with local agencies to ensure they can be distributed to people who may need them over winter.

If you know someone who may need warm clothes or blankets, then please contact us on 01904 627995.

We are running a number of stalls at St.Sampson's Centre in York where you can come and collect this donated warm clothing for yourself or for someone who you think may need it.

Dates at St.Sampson's Centre

17th February 10 am - 12.30 pm

St.Sampson's Centre, Church Street, York, YO1 8BE


Money and Benefits advice

Our Money and Benefits team have been providing a lot of support to people to help them claim financial support such as pension credit and attendance allowance.

They have been supporting people with advice on cost of living payments and other schemes that are available such as grants and discounts.

They have also been working closely with other agencies such as York Energy Advice to provide advice on household bills and the cost of energy during the cost of living crisis.

Community venues

Our community support team are running a lot of different events during winter to enable people to come together and socialise over a hot drink and biscuits.

You can find out more about these events here.

There is plenty of advice to help you stay safe over winter.

You can find the NHS advice on staying safe this winter on their website.

The key advice is:

  • Make sure you get your Covid-19 booster and flu vaccinations
  • Keep warm - the temperature should be at least 18 C in rooms you regularly use
  • Make sure you're receiving all the help you're entitled to. You can contact us to find out what support you may be able to get
  • Keep active
  • Ensure that you have your prescriptions before the GP practice or pharmacy closes for the holiday
  • Look out for other people. Keep in touch with people and ask if they need practical help.