Can you help us to help?
Older people's charity, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale, continues it's long-standing commitment to support vulnerable and isolated older people living in our communities amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
We are following official guidelines and advice and consequently, all of our public offices which serve older people have been closed and staff are advised to work from home where possible to reduce risks to themselves and those around them.
Our limited resources are now focused on maintaining telephone contact with the hundreds of older people on our charity database identified as being most in need. We estimate this number to be 948 older people living with Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Our staff and volunteers will be working hard to make calls to see if assistance is needed with shopping etc. and to offer reassurance, social contact and support.
It is a worrying and anxious time for all and the community spirit being shown is heart-warming to see.
If you or an organisation you work for want to show support for our ongoing charity work at this time, then please make a donation and help us reach out to not only the 948 vulnerable older people who we are aware of, but also the many more who are now contacting us every day asking for support.
With your donations, we can ensure that older people living in our local communities do not feel alone and stay safe and well during this unsettling time.
#helpushelp. Please call 02920 683 604 should you need any further information.
We urge you to be extra vigilant of coronavirus related scams at this time as fraudsters are capitalising on public fears. They are luring people into disclosing personal information by posing as legitimate bank, police, health officials and helpful neighbours at your door, over the phone or through e-mails.
Please ask a friend or family member for advice before accepting help or assistance from someone you do not know or completing a purchase from an unknown company.
If in doubt please call Citizens Advice on 0808 250 5050.