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OFFER:Age UK Gloucestershire have several offers for the local community:

Supporting Older People to resolve specific issues:

  • “Our Help Team are available Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm to help older people resolve specific problems. We have up to date information about local resources and support. Call us on 01452 422660.”
  • “Our Out of Hospital Team continues to support older people recently discharged from hospital who need guidance to stay well at home through welfare calls.”

Supporting Older People to stay connected:

  • “We recognise that social isolation and the associated wellbeing issues are a real and serious issue for older people. We have set up a new Freephone telephone number for people who are alone and who want to have a friendly conversation with a staff member or volunteer. Call us on 0800 2980579”
  • “Look out for our Greet Your Street Campaign. We are encouraging everyone to make a cup of tea, open your windows or frontdoor and Greet Your Street at 11am every day. Wave, smile, say hello to your neighbours. Share a joke, reassurance and stay connected, just remember to stay at least 2 metres apart.”

Support for Communities who want to help:

  • “There has been an amazing response from communities and members of the public who want to help, so we have provided some guidance about how you can get involved.”

Find the guidance and more information via: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/gloucestershire/our-services/coronavirus-covid-19-and-older-people/

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