Age UK Hull & Coronavirus
As a community, the situation that we are facing with regard to the Coronavirus is unprecedented. As an organisation, Age UK Hull play a major role within the Health and Social Care system, and as a Charity whose primary purpose is to support older people, one of the most vulnerable groups at the present time, they are working hard to ensure they can sustain as much vital support for the local people as they can, whilst also adhering to the clinical and social guidance around minimising risks of exposure.
Government guidance is to limit face to face contacts where not essential, not to stop services completely, and therefore their approach is to maintain as much support as they can over the telephone or online.
Age UK Hull will be temporarily suspending their social activities and home visits, and replacing them with wellbeing telephone calls. The purpose of this is to ensure that they can maximise their resources to support people who are self-isolating.
This will compromise, for the time being of Telephone Befriending & Wellbeing Checks .
The suspension of social activities and the impact of the building closure will leave Age UK Hull without vital funds to help provide the above service to see them through this tough period.
I am asking for help, no matter how small to help us support Age UK Hull and our older community through this tough time.
More information about Age UK Hull:
Age UK Hull exists to promote the health and wellbeing of those aged 50 and over. We recognise their right to independence, fulfilment, dignity and choice and work with them to make their later life an enjoyable experience. Our aims are designed around the wants and needs of older people ensuring that they have opportunities to develop new skills, share their old ones, are listened to and heard and know that taking part is possible for anyone, especially those who are vulnerable and isolated.
- James Wood
- Joanne Wilson
- Emma Leach