PROJECTS

SENIOR HEALTH SHOP

 

Why not come along to our drop in centre at 38 Holton Rd Barry where we provide:

  • A one stop centre for information with volunteers and staff on hand to answer queries you might have

  • Monthly acess to legal advice, benefit checks, tax help, and housing advice.

  • A place to socialise, and make new friends with the Café opening from 9am till 12.30pm on Weekdays

  • Regular activities such as exercise classes, computers training, stitching  and knitting sessions, health checks, quizzes and afternoon teas

  • Links to activities in the community

  • A place to volunteer and find out about opportunities to get involved in the community.

 

“I’ve been visiting the centre for the past few years and can’t put in words the level of service, assistance and social activity that happens here. The staff are always welcoming and looking for ways to help. The community spirit of Barry is alive and well at the café. It’s always a pleasure visiting.”

 

To find out more please contact Nona Hexter on 01446 732385

GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEMES IN THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN

 

If you know someone who is lonely or isolated we will work with them to explore how they can be supported to stay socially active in a way that is right for them. Our committed staff and volunteers provide:

  • Befriending volunteers to visit or support someone to get out to activities in the community

  • Transport volunteers to support those who can no longer use public transport.

  • Shopping Volunteers for those who struggle to do their own shopping. (limited number)

  • Regular phone calls for a chat and to check that everything is ok

  • The project is aimed at supporting older people who are most in need, - Those who don’t have many family or friends visiting or don’t get out of the house very often.

  • The project covers the Central and Western Vale. We do not cover Penarth or Dinas Powys.

  • For more information Phone: 01446 795 549 for the Western Vale & 01446 747 654 for Barry & Central Vale

 

NAIL CUTTING

Do you struggle to cut your toenails on a regular basis? The Charity offers a nail cutting service by trained staff at venues across Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

The nail cutting service costs £13 per session and there are medical restrictions.

 

For more information phone 029 2233 1113.

AGEING WELL

At Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale we know how important it is to keep fit & active.

 

There are lots of opportunities to keep connected in your community and participate in activities.

To find out what's available in your area log on to Dewis Cymru's information site here:

ADVOCACY

Do you live in a care home and need help solving a problem? Our Advocates provide a free and independent service which identifies with and represents a person’s views and concerns.

 

It emphasises empowerment, enabling people to solve their own problems. This help has also been extended to people who live at home in the Vale of Glamorgan. If you need our support we can help individuals to write letters, make phone calls, or represent their wishes, and or negotiate with outside agencies.

 

Our Advocates hold a City & Guilds award in Advocacy and we adhere to the principles set out in the Advocacy Charter and Code of Practice.

 

Please note we are not a legal advice service.

For more information phone: 029 2068 3683 for Cardiff and 01446 795 632 for the Vale.

HOME FIRST SUPPORT SERVICE

The Home First Support Service (previously known as the Hospital Discharge Service) is made up of 3 elements:

Prior to admission – This support is for older people, aged 60 and over, in the community who may be at risk of admission to hospital. Referrals can only be made via staff in the Community Resource Teams (CRTS).

Emergency Unit – the Liaison Officer based at the Emergency Unit at UHW provides advice and information to older people, either in person or by telephone contact, who are in the Emergency Unit or have visited the department.

Post discharge – This support is for older people, aged 60 and over, on discharge from hospital and provides practical, emotional and liaison support to help individuals regain their independence and reduce any risk of readmission to hospital. Referrals can be made via family, friends, the wards, social workers or patients themselves.

The Service will provide 3 to 4 calls over a 2-week period, although there is flexibility to extend over a longer period where appropriate. Support will be delivered between the hours of 8.30 to 6pm, including week-ends and bank holidays (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day).

The Service is delivered by paid Support staff called Home First Officers and is registered as a domiciliary care agency with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

 

For more information phone: 029 2068 3693.

 

CARDIFF'S HEALTHY AND ACTIVE PARTNERSHIP

 

If you know someone who is lonely or isolated we will work with them to explore how they can be supported to stay socially active in a way that is right for them.   Our committed staff and volunteers provide:

  • Befriending volunteers to visit or Community Link volunteers to support someone to get out to activities in their community

  • Regular phone calls for a chat and to check that everything is ok

  • The project focus is reducing isolation and cannot help with shopping or one off transport for appointments.

  • The project is aimed at supporting older people who are most in need. Those who don’t have many family or friends visiting or don’t get out of the house very often.

  • The project covers the whole of Cardiff

  • For more information Phone: 029 2240 0029

WELFARE RIGHTS SERVICE

 

Our Vale Welfare Rights Service offers free benefit advice and can assist older people aged 60+ who live in the Vale of Glamorgan complete benefit forms during home visits.

 

Thousands of pounds go unclaimed in benefits not sure if you can claim then give us a call today..

 

Please be aware there maybe a waiting period for this service.  Thank you

For more information phone: 029 2068 3682

 

Charity Number: 1137821

Company Number: 7345521

Call us:

029 2068 3600

 

Find us: 

Unit 4 Cleeve House, Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GP

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