It’s a bumper edition of the Network News Roundup this week! We start with news of Age UK Sutton’s age-friendly work, which has been selected as a case study on the Local Government Association website. There’s also details of Age UK Waltham Forest’s new footcare service and a request for help in sourcing some enamel pin badges for Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. We then have so many new vacancies this week that we can’t fit them all in this introduction – so do scroll right down for all the details! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to this roundup.
Age UK Sutton’s age-friendly work selected as Local Government Association Case Study
Age UK Sutton are pleased to have been selected as an example of innovation in local government on the Local Government Association (LGA) website. Age UK Sutton have been chosen as a case study for their work with Sutton Council to make the London borough a more age-friendly place and to continue improving life for older people in the community.
As the lead partner in the older people’s strand of the local area plan, Age UK Sutton are leading three pilot projects which have been formed in collaboration with local older people. These projects are: working with local businesses to make the high street more welcoming; encouraging take up of volunteering opportunities; and improving feelings of safety at home.
This work is part of a consultancy contract for research and development, rather than a service delivery commission, which Age UK Sutton believe is the first time that Sutton Council have contracted with a local charity, rather than a big firm, for work like this.
Age UK Waltham Forest to launch new Footcare Service
Age UK Waltham Forest are pleased to be launching a new footcare service! They will be offering a toenail cutting service, every Tuesday from 1 February, in a dedicated treatment room at their hub in Chingford. Nailcare will be provided by an experienced nailcare technician, who will also offer advice on maintaining good foot health. The service will be open to all residents of Waltham Forest aged 50+.
Full details can be found on the Age UK Waltham Forest website. If you would like to find out more about how Age UK Waltham Forest set up the service, please contact Community Services Manager Emma Levine.
Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Enamel Pin Badges Enquiry
Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough would like to order some enamel infinity logo pin badges (butterfly clasp) for marketing and fundraising. Do any local partners already order these, or would anyone be interested in ordering a bulk batch with us? Please contact Beverley Young, Communications and Campaigns Manager, email@example.com. Thank you!
Age UK Wigan Borough seeking new Trustees
Age UK Wigan Borough are currently recruiting for new members of their Board. They’re looking for people of all backgrounds to bring their enthusiasm and excitement to help them to improve their services and raise the profile of older people in Wigan Borough.
For more information, please head to the Age UK Wigan Borough website.
Three Open Roles at Age UK Plymouth
Age UK Plymouth have three new roles currently available. The organisation are seeking both a Fundraising Manager and a Finance Manager to become important members of the Senior Management Team and contribute to the strategic direction and growth of the charity. They are also looking for a motivated individual to lead, grow and develop opportunities both within their Dementia Day Centre in Plymstock and further afield in the community.
Find out full details on the Age UK Plymouth website.
Closing date: 28th January
Three Open Roles at Age UK Bromley & Greenwich
The I&A Welfare Benefits Advisor will provide support to the volunteer I&A Advisors, provide cover for the I&A Manager and support the I&A Manager in keeping information resources up to date. The I&A Manager will be responsible for the effective delivery of the Bromley Well I&A Service and the Greenwich I&A Service, which will be delivered through a range of channels. The Sitting Service Coordinator will lead on the co-ordination of the CQC Registered Sitting Service to facilitate safe and timely discharges and prevent or avoid re-admission to hospital.
Find out full details of all three roles on the Age UK Bromley & Greenwich website.
Age UK Wiltshire seeking experienced Information & Advice Project Worker
Age UK Wiltshire is seeking an experienced Information & Advice Project Worker to join its team on a part-time, temporary contract for 6 months initially. They are looking for someone who is familiar with the benefit system, particularly welfare benefits for people over state retirement age. Having experience in social care and/or housing would also be an advantage.
Find out more on the Age UK Wiltshire website
Closing date: Friday 11th February
Two vacancies at Age UK Somerset
Find out full details on the Age UK Somerset website.
Closing date: 4th February
Open Roles at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees
Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees have several roles currently available, including Service Delivery Executive, Head of Business Support, Driver/Carers for their Huddersfield wellbeing centre for older people, and a Driver/Escort for their Home from Hospital Service. The successful candidates will help to provide an excellent range of high quality and much needed services to older people to optimise their quality of life throughout the local community.
Full details of all these vacancies can be found on the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees website.
Several roles at Age UK Camden
Age UK Camden have several open roles currently available, including Clinical Lead Counsellor, Care Navigator, and Social Prescribing Link Worker. Meanwhile, linked organisation Opening Doors London are seeking a Trans and Non-Binary+ Engagement Officer and a BAME/PoC Engagement Officer.
Find full details of all roles on the Age UK Camden website.
Three vacancies at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire employs over 100 members of staff in a variety of jobs. They are currently seeking three roles: Carer Support Worker, Social Prescribing Link Worker, and One Step at a Time Coordinator.
View full details on the Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire website.
Falls Prevention Programme Support Officer at Age UK Bolton
Age UK Bolton are looking for an empathetic and highly motivated person with excellent communication, engagement and project management skills with an interest in or knowledge of falls prevention as well as a desire to help improve the lives of Bolton’s ageing community as part of a longstanding, trusted local charity.
Find out more on the Age UK Bolton website.
Closing date: Friday 28th January
Two vacancies at Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent
Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent currently have two open roles available. They’re seeking: a Hospital Discharge Service Coordinator and a Hospital Support Worker. This is an exciting time to join Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent with the launch of their new charity strategy.
Full details can be found on the Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent website.
Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire seeking a new trustee
Age UK H&W are also looking for experienced and knowledgeable trustees to join their board of trustees. The role is essentially strategic, focussing on the overall direction and performance of the organisation.
Find out more on the Age UK H&W website.
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