During Covid19, the charity Age UK has adapted their support and want to let local communities know that they are here to help. There are a variety of resources that they are keen to share:
a. They have an information and advice line where anyone (older people and their families) with an issue can call and get free advice – 01452 422660
b. They have set up a Freephone line if any older person is feeling lonely and wants a chat with one of their staff or volunteers – 0800 298 0579
c. They are also running an online social group which older people can join, get and share info and ideas on staying occupied, there are quizzes and discussion groups. https://www.facebook.com/groups/gloucestershirespringboard
d. They are promoting a campaign to Greet Your Street at 11am to get neighbours socializing on their doorsteps; and have posters that can be sent out for households to show they are involved.
e. There is also a lot of advice and information on their website: www.ageukgloucestershire.org.uk
Further information can be found on their poster Age UK support