Support for elderly in Teesside during pandemic

Age UK Teesside exists to support older people across the area with health, wellbeing and independence in their communities. Usual activities include social opportunities to help older people stay active and involved; information and advice, particularly on entitlement to benefits, energy use and other financial needs. Since the onset of Covid-19, Age UK Teesside have been supporting service users with socially distanced home visits and regular phone calls to check in and ensure that this already vulnerable group of people do not feel completely isolated during this difficult time. TVCF awarded funding towards volunteer expenses to enable the group to support those who have been advised to shield for a 12 week period.

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