Age UK Network News Roundup – 16/09/22

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! There are two new roles in this week’s edition, with Age UK Somerset seeking an Information & Support Manager, and Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering looking to hire an Advice & Information Worker.

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.


Age UK Somerset seek Information and Support Manager

Age UK Somerset are looking to hire a skilled Information and Support Manager with experience of delivering and developing a customer-facing service.

Leading from the front, the manager will direct and manage teams of staff and volunteers to deliver and develop services that include Information & Advice, Dementia Support and Active Befriending.

Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.

Closing date: Ongoing


Advice & Information Worker role at Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering currently have 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: 27th September


Age UK London release London Loos Report on public toilet provision in the capital

As part of their Out and About campaign, Age UK London surveyed over 600 older Londoners between May and July 2022 to hear their thoughts on public toilet provision in the boroughs where they lived.

Age UK London have launched a new paper presenting the findings of the survey and setting out their recommendations for London’s local authorities about how public toilet provision can be improved.

The research found that 81% of Londoners say that public toilet provision in their borough is bad, with only 3% of people surveyed reporting that it is good. The survey also reveals that 9 in 10 Londoners sometimes, or always, consider whether there is a public toilet available before leaving home.

You can read the report in full on the Age UK London website.


Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin to host UK premiere of an international documentary about loneliness

On Sunday 18 September, Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin will host the UK premiere of an international documentary about the epidemic of loneliness at the Old Market Hall cinema in Shrewsbury.

Much of the film, All the Lonely People, was shot in Shropshire over the past four years as crews followed individuals and families that overcame loneliness with the help of innovations by local organisations.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin has worked closely with the Californian filmmakers from the film’s inception.

Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin’s Chief Executive, Heather Osborne, said:

“It has been a privilege to work with renowned filmmakers to shine a light on the enduring problem of isolation and loneliness in our society and to have so much of the film shot in Shropshire has been a real thrill. We’re all very excited to see the film in its entirety.”

Find out full details about the film and the premiere, including a short trailer, on the Age UK Shropshire, Telford, & Wrekin website.


Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove’s Connect Magazine

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove have published the latest edition of their magazine Connect!

This new edition features details on the organisation’s 65th birthday celebrations, which have taken place all across the summer.

There’s also guidance on how the charity can support those living in the area with the cost of living increases and a quickfire questions feature with CEO Helen Rice.

You can view the full magazine (and subscribe to future editions) on the Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove website.


Two new roles at Age UK Tunbridge Wells

Age UK Tunbridge Wells are currently looking to hire in two new positions: Independent Living Support Worker and Dementia Care Support Worker.

Duties for the Independent Living Support Worker may include: shopping (e.g. for food, garden plants), medical appointment assistance, personal correspondence assistance, light household duties.

The Dementia Care Support Worker will work in the Dementia Centre facility, which aspires to be a place where people with dementia feel safe, happy and at home, and where their carers feel supported, can be signposted to advice and guidance, and can enjoy time out secure in the knowledge that their loved ones are experiencing high quality care.

Find out full details on the Age UK Tunbridge Wells website.


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.


Three vacancies at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have three open roles currently available. They’re looking for a Operational Manager for Housing to join their specialist Safe & Sound team which helps older people living across Nottinghamshire to stay safe, warm and independent in their own homes.

There’s also a vacancy for a Charity Support Worker and an opening for a Bank SPECAL Support Worker.

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


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.


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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