Please take a few minutes to check on elderly neighbours

Age UK West Cumbria is a local independent charity working to improve the quality of life for all older people living in Allerdale & Copeland.  We believe in a world where everyone can love later life. Age is different for everyone, the challenges and the demands differ from person to person.  We are here to offer advice and help.

As always our priority is to urge everyone to keep an eye on their elderly neighbours, especially at this time of year.  Icy paths and cold conditions may render many elderly people housebound and we ask friends and neighbours to knock and see if they can help in any way.  In this season of goodwill you’ll find that small things like helping with the shopping will make a huge difference to someone’s life.

Age UK West Cumbria is many things to many people, whether it’s as a source of advice, information, companionship or support. We want to help people maintain their independence which includes a whole range of things from advice on benefits, household finances, housing and care options. We are here to help make assessments on daily living, equipment, home adaptations and support with Disabled Facilities Grants.  We also help tackle loneliness and build confidence to socialise, access social groups and activities as well as lots of volunteering opportunities.

We also offer a range of services people can pay for like a handyperson, practical help at home, nail cutting, house removals, various social and leisure activities.  On top of that we also have a range of mobility equipment, dementia aids, assistive technologies, specialist footwear, incontinence products and more.

We are also delighted to have been invited again to work in partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation to distribute payments from the Winter Warmth Fund. If you are aged over 60 and on a low income, you may be eligible for a payment to help you heat your home, stay warm and well through the cold winter months.

Our local Age UK West Cumbria Centres will be open between Christmas and New Year, should you need any information, advice or support.

For more information about Winter Warmth payments, our services or Christmas opening times please call 08443 843 843 or visit www.ageukwestcumbria.org.uk.

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