More people can receive help at home in Dorchester with Age UK's Home Support Service

  Posted: 03.05.21 at 12:41 by Lottie Welch

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More people in Dorchester can receive help around the home from Age UK North, South and West Dorset NSWD).

The pandemic and lockdowns have impacted on the whole community with people not being able to get out or visit family and friends. The extra pair of hands from family and friends to help and support has not been so easily available. Over the past 18 months, the isolation and lack of support have meant that even more people may now struggle to do the things that they always could.

Whilst supporting older people through the pandemic Age UK NSWD continue to receive enquiries from the community from people wanting some practical support and assistance around the home.

The charity has been working hard to increase capacity in readiness to provide home support to even more people across the area as lockdown eases.

If you are over 55 years of age or have a family member over 55 that could do with a little help and support around the home, the Age UK NSWD Home Support Service can assist in those everyday tasks. The service does not provide personal care but does provide much-needed support.

With its increased capacity, the charity can take on new customers in Dorchester.

Sarah Hopcraft, head of Home Support, said: “We are delighted to have scaled up our ability to help more people in the area, we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who needs a bit of extra help around the home, providing practical assistance with everyday tasks.”

Age UK can give support from one hour a week to more.

For more information and to arrange home support, call 01305 269444 or email [email protected]

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