Age UK Network News Roundup – 19/08/22

Take a look at the latest weekly roundup of news from across the Age UK Network.

We start this week’s Age UK Network News Roundup at Age UK Croydon, who have received a positive independent evaluation of their Personal Independence Coordinator Service. Elsewhere there’s the usual list of vacancies, with two new open roles at Age UK South Gloucestershire, four at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, and a new Advice & Information Worker position at Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering.

As always, if you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, such as recent events, campaigns, or awards, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk and we’ll add it to the next roundup.


Independent Evaluation of Age UK Croydon’s Personal Independence Coordinator Service

Age UK Croydon has recently seen their Personal Independence Coordinator Service (PIC) receive an independent evaluation including analysis from interviews with key health and social care partners; NHS friends and family surveys; and a contributory survey by Healthwatch Croydon.

The summary highlights a significant and often transformative impact on the health and wellbeing of PIC service clients and outlines key learnings to inform the delivery of primary care and commissioning going forward.  

Read a statement from Age UK Croydon below, including links to the full evaluation:

> Click here to read Age UK Croydon’s statement

“We proudly welcome the release of the independent evaluation of Age UK Croydon’s Personal Independence Coordinator Service (PIC). Commissioned by Age UK Croydon, and funded by NHS South West London, the evaluation combines analysis from interviews with key health and social care partners, NHS friends and family surveys, and a contributory survey by Healthwatch Croydon.

The Age UK Croydon Personal Independence Coordinators Service (PICS) provides person-centred care coordination, informal emotional support, and advocacy for people over 50 across Croydon. The service has worked with more than 3,000 clients since its inception, and is funded by South West London NHS, and forms a key part of the One Croydon Alliance Integrated Care Network model (ICN), a partnership between health, social care, and voluntary sector services. It is part of a move towards a more person-centred, holistic view of patient care, and to reduce the impact of non-medical issues on healthcare. The service is based in all 48 GP practices across the Borough and within the ICN+ Multi-Disciplinary Teams.

PICs are proving to bridge the gap sometimes experienced between health and care professionals and clients in the community by working closely with clients to identify and work towards goals to improve their quality of life.

The summary highlights a significant and often transformative impact on the health and wellbeing of PIC service clients and outlines key learnings to inform the delivery of primary care and commissioning going forward.  

Key Outputs:

1,127 clients accessed the service in the last year, 1,382 goals were set in the last year August 2020 – September 2021, 18,507 contacts took place2

Key Outcomes:

98% of clients improved their mental wellbeing in the last year (94% over the last 3 years) 99.6% of clients achieved at least one of their wellbeing goals (in the last year) 83% of all wellbeing goals were achieved (in the last year)

Read the full PIC Service Evaluation here.

Read the summary version of the PIC Service Evaluation here.”

If you have any questions about Age UK Croydon’s PIC Service, or the evaluation process, please contact Susan Underhill: susan.underhill@ageukcroydon.org.uk


Two open roles at Age UK South Gloucestershire

Age UK South Gloucestershire are looking to hire two new staff members: A Walking Project Coordinator to help reintroduce physical activity into the daily lives of older people in the area, and a Digital Outreach Worker to tackle digital exclusion.

Find out full details on the Age UK South Gloucestershire website.

Closing date: 30th August


Several Vacancies at Age UK Cheshire East

Age UK Cheshire East currently has several vacancies available, including Drivers, Home Helpers, and a Dementia Activity Worker.

The Dementia Activity Worker will support people living with dementia to maintain their skills, to benefit from activities, company and friendship; and to have some fun. You will receive training in Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and you will help to plan and deliver a programme of activities in their day centre in Macclesfield and some outreach sessions across the eastern part of Cheshire East.

Find out full details on the Age UK Cheshire East website.


Four vacancies at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have four open roles currently available. They’re looking for a Home Energy Advisor to make home visits across the city, as well as an Operational Manager for Housing in their Safe & Sound Team.

They are also seeking a Charity Support Worker to help unpaid carers to access their rights and entitlements, and there is also a vacancy for a Mini-Bus Driver.

Find out more on the Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire website.


Three open roles at Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering

Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering are looking for a Senior Manager (Engagement, Facilities and Day Opportunities) to manage and develop a range of services that are responsive to the needs of older people living in a multi-cultural borough.

They are also seeking a Digital Outreach Worker to facilitate outreach visits to promote referrals to the Digital Inclusion Service for older people across Redbridge, Barking and Havering and enable participation of clients who are unwilling or unable to attend volunteer-led sessions.

There is also a vacancy for a Advice & Information Worker to support the Advice & Information service across Havering.

Find out more on the Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering website.

Closing date: 23rd August/31st August/5th September


Age UK Blackburn with Darwen seek a new Befriending Services Co-ordinator

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are looking to hire someone who is well organised, self-motivated and able to further develop a quality service for the role of Befriending Services Co-ordinator.

Find out full details on the Age UK Blackburn with Darwen website.

Closing Date: 30th August


Information and Advice Adviser Vacancy at Age UK Merton

Age UK Merton are seeking an I&A Adviser to play an essential role in the response to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, working directly with older people to triage and identify needs and provide advice to help people to access high quality support.

The role will provide information and advice, including casework, in a wide field of subjects, including welfare benefits, housing, health, community care, and local services, to older adults (state pension age and above) across the London Borough of Merton.

Find out more on the Age UK Merton website.


Activities Programme Co-Ordinator at Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton are looking for a new Activities Programme Coordinator! In this role, you will plan and deliver an exciting and varied programme of activities throughout the London Borough of Sutton, to increase opportunities for older people to connect in a way that suits their needs and goals.

Find out full details on the Age UK Sutton website.

Closing date: 21st August


Lots of open roles at Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire

Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire currently have a number of vacancies available, click below on each job title to find out more.

Marketing and Fundraising Manager – Deadline for applications 4th September

This new role is designed to maximise the profile of the charity and fundraising income generation through activities to support the strategic priorities of the charity.

The post holder will be an active member of the leadership team and will contribute towards the strategic development and operational management of all areas of the organisation.

Marketing and Fundraising Officer – Deadline for applications 4th September

This new role will assist the Marketing and Fundraising Manager in maximising the fundraising income of the charity by supporting with fundraising events, campaigns, corporate partnerships and other activity.

Retail Roles

Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire run a number of high street and Re-use outlets and currently have vacancies in this area from shop assistants to managers.  Please see website for more details.

For further information and to apply for any of the vacancies please visit the Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire website.


Two Vacancies at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset currently have two roles available: Information & Advice Officer (part-time) and Information and Support Manager.

Find out full details of both roles on the Age UK Somerset website.


Information and Advice Advisor Role at Age UK Richmond upon Thames

Age UK Richmond upon Thames are seeking an Information and Advice Advisor. The role will include providing information on a wide range of queries, over the telephone, by email, and in person – referring and signposting where necessary into other Age UK Richmond services and other support provided by their partners.

Find out full details on the Age UK Richmond upon Thames website


Get in touch!

If you have a story from your organisation that you would like us to share with the Network, please let us know at signpost@ageuk.org.uk.

You can also view a full list of open roles across the network here.

Author: ageukcomms

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