Listen to Fiona Price
Fiona Price is the Chief Executive of Age UK (Berkshire).
They believe that everyone can love later life – and help by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways- giving advice, hep at home, befriending and providing activities.
Advice is available on social care, income- free benefit checks, applying for benefits and pension advice. information on staying warm home, adaptations and how to prevent falls and legal issues.
Their team of dedicated and caring volunteers visit clients in their own homes or speak to them on the phone to provide companionship and engage in friendly conversation to help break the cycle of loneliness. Help to discover new pastimes, assist with online shopping, home from hospital help and dementia support.
As social isolation becomes a very real concern for everyone as we grow older, or have family members who are growing older, it is a much needed helping hand.