Coronavirus help available – Age UK

Age UK Cheshire East

Dear All,

I wanted to reassure you that Age UK Cheshire East are working extremely hard to ensure older people in your Towns and Parishes are supported as much as possible in the challenging times ahead.

We are currently linking with local councils and other voluntary organisations to ready ourselves for the coming months.

As the trusted Charity for older people, we are compiling lists of relevant support organisations, together with details of older people who feel they will struggle in the months ahead and volunteers who are willing to help out. We have linked with CVSCE and can now refer potential volunteers through to them for DBS checks, which we believe to be a sensible added precaution.

We are currently updating our website on a daily basis, with information on shopping hours and services for older people, please feel free to refer people to the Covid-19 page on the About Us section for this information.

Additionally, we are working to put in place a telephone befriending service, using DBS checked volunteers, to reassure older people that they are not alone in the coming months; a friendly voice at the end of the line who can also offer practical solutions.

If there are any older people in your area who would benefit from this service, or volunteers wishing to be part of the service, please do give them our general number, my direct number or email address to register an interest in helping Age UK Cheshire East to support older people .

I would be grateful if you would please forward this email to your Town and Parish Councillors on our behalf.

Kind regards
Hazel Salter
Corporate Support Manager
Age UK Cheshire East

Telephone: Main Office Number – 01625 612958
Telephone: Direct Number – 01625 660531

Parish Clerk: Dr Elizabeth Maddock

Lower Withington Parish Council