Age UK Mid Mersey
Age UK Mid Mersey (formerly Age Concern Mid Mersey) believes that older people deserve high quality professional services and activities throughout their later years and the organisation is committed to making sure that it can make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience for everyone.
HELP AT HOME SERVICE
Age UK Mid Mersey is also launching a new service – Help at Home. The Help at Home service offers practical help, support and friendship to meet the needs of older people living in their own homes.
Our paid for Help at Home service can assist by providing practical and wellbeing support in the home delivered by friendly professional Home Helpers. Activities in the service can include cleaning, shopping, accompanied visits to health and social care appointments, a sitting service and so much more. See the leaflet below for more information.
Supporting People Affected by Cancer (60+)
Practical and emotional support to older people 60+ diagnosed with cancer. (In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support).
A free befriending service for those who are isolated. There is also a national Age UK telephone befriending service “A Call In Time”.
Helping Hands (50+)
Help with small one-off jobs such as changing light bulbs & chair covers, moving furniture, loft clearing, fridge defrosting and other small handyperson task in the home. Free service; donations welcome.
Home Energy Checks (50+)
Free home visit to older vulnerable people giving advice on reducing energy usage and where appropriate installation of small energy saving equipment.
Positive Living Community Day Centres (65+)
Offering companionship, activities and general support, with refreshments and lunch also available. Everyone is encouraged to join in where possible – essential and valued volunteers on hand to encourage and support if needed. There is a charge for this service.
The Mansion House offers a number of activities such as floristry, machine knitting, mixed crafts, gentle (chair based) exercise, line dancing, tai chi, tea dances, yoga, Zumba gold. Currently (through an “Inspire & Include” project) there are a range of other activities on offer such as badminton, tennis, Strictly Dance Step, walking football and Nordic walking. There is a charge for these activities.
How to Access
Supporting People with Cancer Service is open Monday-Friday (9 am – 5 pm) with a drop-in service available 9 am – 4 pm. You can also enquire via phone on 01744 454530 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Home visits may be arranged for those who are housebound.
The national Age UK advice line (0800 169 6565) is open 365 days a year for information and advice.
For further information about any of the other services please contact 01744 752644.