New Updates on the Network Infrastructure Hub! 

Check out the latest updates to our infrastructure work on the Network Infrastructure Hub.

Check out the latest updates on the Network Infrastructure Programme, including: upcoming Charitylog user group sessions and the recently updated user guide; progress and plans for the implementation and development of the Salesforce solution; and the next TES Customer Day for the Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 365 finance system.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 26/11/21

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! In this edition you can read all about Age UK Sheffield being shortlisted for the Sheffield Business Awards – congratulations! There’s also the usual list of open roles across the Network, including three new vacancies at Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent. 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 this roundup!


Age UK Sheffield Shortlisted in the 2021 Sheffield Business Awards

Age UK Sheffield have been shortlisted in the Social Impact category in the 2021 Sheffield Business Awards!

The charity is in the final four of the Social Impact category alongside Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care, Sheffield Futures, and Sheffield United Community Foundation. Age UK Sheffield were shortlisted for their work over the last 18 months, which included delivering 3,298 essential food parcels to older people who were shielding from Covid-19 and providing casework to 3,879 older people in Sheffield.

Congratulations and good luck to Age UK Sheffield!

Find out full details on the Age UK Sheffield website.


Three vacancies at Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow & Brent

Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent currently have three open roles available. They’re seeking: a Hospital Discharge Service Coordinator, a Hospital Support Worker, and a Help at Home Assistant. 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.


Six open roles at Age UK Sheffield

Age UK Sheffield is currently looking to fill six vacancies, including Facilities Manager for their exciting new Lottery-funded facilities in Hillsborough Park in 2022. They are also seeking Independent Living Co-ordinators, a Marketing Co-ordinator, and staff for several other positions too.

Find out full details on the Age UK Sheffield website.


Administration Officer (Support Services) Role at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking an Administration Officer within their Support Service function. The Administration Officer will play a key role in administering, monitoring, and reporting on a range of elements that include Personnel, Governance, Quality and Health & Safety. 

Full details can be found on the Age UK Somerset website.

Closing Date: Monday 29th November


Empowered Carers Facilitator at Age UK Salford

The Empowered team at Age UK Salford are looking for an experienced and qualified Talking Therapist, Counsellor or Coach with a professional qualification in health and social care and previous experience of working with people living with dementia. The Empowered Carers service offers free online support to provide carers in Salford with practical advice to support them and their loved ones and help cope with the realities of living with dementia. 

Find out more on the Age UK Salford website.

Closing date: Friday 3rd December


Several open roles at Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove supports thousands of local older people every year, offering activities, events, support services and information. The charity currently has several open roles available, including: Bank Crisis Carer, Home Helpers, Handypeople and more.

View full details on the Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove 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.


Finance Trustee Role at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are seeking a Finance Trustee to join their Board. The Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration, and the role of the Finance Trustee is to maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

A full recruitment pack can be downloaded below. Any expressions of interest or requests for application forms should be sent to volunteering@ageuknotts.org.uk.


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.

Reminder: Deadline Extended for Dementia Programme Grant Funding!

A reminder that the deadline to apply for the second round of grant funding for the Dementia MCST Programme has been extended to Monday 6th December.

A quick reminder that we have extended the deadline to apply for grant funding for the Dementia MCST Programme, with at least 12 grants still available! We appreciate that this is a very busy time of year, so we hope this extra time will enable more Partners to be part of this exciting programme. The application process remains the same and you can find out full details about the programme, including how to apply, on the Loop here. Applications are open until midday on Monday 6th December.

We would welcome all applications, however if you feel you are best placed to apply in our final cohort later next year then please let us know here.

If you have any queries about this funding opportunity, then please don’t hesitate to email dementiamcst@ageuk.org.uk.


If you have any queries about this funding opportunity, then please email the team on DementiaMCST@ageuk.org.uk. If you’re having any trouble accessing the loop please email theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

We are very much looking forward to continuing our work with the Age UK Network in making this programme a great success.

Partner Information Return: Data Report Published and Upcoming Event Scheduled

The full data report for the second quarterly Partner Information Return can be found below, along with details of an upcoming event to discuss the future of the PIR.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the second quarterly Partner Information Return (PIR). The full data report for this quarter can be found later in this article, along with details of the upcoming third quarterly PIR, and an event this December to discuss the future of the Partner Information Return.

The report on the data submitted for the Second Quarterly Partner Information Return can be accessed here.  If you have any questions on the report please contact localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk

The return for quarter 3, October 2021 to December 2021, will be released in January 2022.  We will be extending the completion window for this return until February 11th to allow additional time for completion following the Christmas and New Year period.

Event: Future of the Partner Information Return

We will be holding an event on 8th December, 10:00 – 11:00, to discuss the future plans for the Partner Information Return, and to discuss what data Partners feel would be helpful to include moving forward, and what would add value on a network wide level.

If you are interested in attending, please register for the event here.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 19/11/21

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! This week’s edition includes a note from Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland about Dunelm’s Christmas decorations donation campaign, which Brand Partners may wish to get involved in. There’s also the usual list of vacancies across the Network, including several open roles at Age UK Sheffield. 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 this roundup!


Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland receive Christmas Decorations Donation from Dunelm

The fundraising team at Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland have been in touch as they were recently contacted by their local Dunelm, which is running a Christmas decoration donation campaign. Many Dunelm stores are asking members of the public to donate any good quality Christmas decorations that they no longer have use or space for so that Dunelm can deliver them to care homes and community charities across the country.

Dunelm approached Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland to see if their resource centres would like to use any of these Christmas decorations and they gladly accepted the offer!

Dunelm asked if other local Age UKs might also be glad of some Christmas decoration donations, so Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland wanted to share this news as a heads up that your local Dunelm store may get in touch with this offer, or that it might be worth contacting them if you’re looking for some decorations this Christmas.

Find out more about Dunelm’s campaign here.


Lots of open roles at Age UK Sheffield

Age UK Sheffield is currently looking to fill six vacancies, including Facilities Manager for their exciting new Lottery-funded facilities in Hillsborough Park in 2022. They are also seeking Independent Living Co-ordinators, a Marketing Co-ordinator, and staff for several other positions too.

Find out full details on the Age UK Sheffield website.


Administration Officer (Support Services) Role at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking an Administration Officer within their Support Service function. The Administration Officer will play a key role in administering, monitoring, and reporting on a range of elements that include Personnel, Governance, Quality and Health & Safety. 

Full details can be found on the Age UK Somerset website.

Closing Date: Monday 29th November


Home From Hospital Care Coordinator Role at Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton are seeking a Home from Hospital Care Coordinator to working within their Home From Hospital Service team. Home From Hospital is a service commissioned by South West London CCG for patients who live in Sutton and Age UK Sutton is the provider of this service.

The right candidate will have a background in health, social care or voluntary sector provision, excellent communication skills, personal resilience combined with a passion for working with people in later life to enable them to set and reach meaningful personal goals. 

Full details can be found on the Age UK Sutton website.

Closing date: Sunday 21st November | Midnight


Empowered Carers Facilitator at Age UK Salford

The Empowered team at Age UK Salford are looking for an experienced and qualified Talking Therapist, Counsellor or Coach with a professional qualification in health and social care and previous experience of working with people living with dementia. The Empowered Carers service offers free online support to provide carers in Salford with practical advice to support them and their loved ones and help cope with the realities of living with dementia. 

Find out more on the Age UK Salford website.

Closing date: Friday 3rd December


Several open roles at Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove supports thousands of local older people every year, offering activities, events, support services and information. The charity currently has several open roles available, including: Bank Crisis Carer, Home Helpers, Handypeople and more.

View full details on the Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove 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.


Finance Trustee Role at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are seeking a Finance Trustee to join their Board. The Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration, and the role of the Finance Trustee is to maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

A full recruitment pack can be downloaded below. Any expressions of interest or requests for application forms should be sent to volunteering@ageuknotts.org.uk.


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.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 12/11/21

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

More good news in this week’s Network News Roundup with a Health and Wellbeing Award for Age UK Blackburn with Darwen – congratulations! There’s also the usual list of vacancies across the Network, including a new Administration Officer role at Age UK Somerset. 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 this roundup.


Health and Wellbeing Award for Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen volunteers won the Health and Wellbeing award at the Blackburn with Darwen CVS Community awards on Wednesday 3rd November 2021.

The whole organisation was recognised for their support to older people through befriending and wellbeing calls during the 20-21 financial year, with over 7,000 calls made by around 30 volunteers at the height of the Covid pandemic.

This award was given to the organisation in the Borough that had made the most contribution to the support of health and wellbeing of the population in the 20-21 financial year. Congratulations to Age UK Blackburn with Darwen!


Administration Officer (Support Services) Role at Age UK Somerset

Age UK Somerset are seeking an Administration Officer within their Support Service function. The Administration Officer will play a key role in administering, monitoring, and reporting on a range of elements that include Personnel, Governance, Quality and Health & Safety. 

Full details can be found on the Age UK Somerset website.

Closing Date: Monday 29th November


Home From Hospital Care Coordinator Role at Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton are seeking a Home from Hospital Care Coordinator to working within their Home From Hospital Service team. Home From Hospital is a service commissioned by South West London CCG for patients who live in Sutton and Age UK Sutton is the provider of this service.

The right candidate will have a background in health, social care or voluntary sector provision, excellent communication skills, personal resilience combined with a passion for working with people in later life to enable them to set and reach meaningful personal goals. 

Full details can be found on the Age UK Sutton website.

Closing date: Sunday 21st November | Midnight


I&A role at Age UK Lewisham & Southwark

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is also seeking a new Information & Advice Worker to deliver information and advice to older people, their families and carers, in the London Borough of Southwark.

To apply and for further details, please click here.

Closing date: Monday 15th November |9am


Empowered Carers Facilitator at Age UK Salford

The Empowered team at Age UK Salford are looking for an experienced and qualified Talking Therapist, Counsellor or Coach with a professional qualification in health and social care and previous experience of working with people living with dementia. The Empowered Carers service offers free online support to provide carers in Salford with practical advice to support them and their loved ones and help cope with the realities of living with dementia. 

Find out more on the Age UK Salford website.

Closing date: Friday 3rd December


Several open roles at Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove supports thousands of local older people every year, offering activities, events, support services and information. The charity currently has several open roles available, including: Bank Crisis Carer, Home Helpers, Handypeople and more.

View full details on the Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove 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.


Finance Trustee Role at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are seeking a Finance Trustee to join their Board. The Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration, and the role of the Finance Trustee is to maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

A full recruitment pack can be downloaded below. Any expressions of interest or requests for application forms should be sent to volunteering@ageuknotts.org.uk.


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.

Deadline Extended for Dementia Programme Grant Funding!

The deadline to apply for the second round of grant funding for the Dementia MCST Programme has been extended to Monday 6th December.

We have extended the deadline for Partners to apply for grant funding for the Dementia MCST Programme, with at least 12 grants still available! We appreciate that this is a very busy time of year, so we hope this extra time will enable more Partners to be part of this exciting programme. The application process remains the same and you can find out full details about the programme, including how to apply, on the Loop here. Applications are now open until midday on Monday 6th December.

We would welcome all applications, however if you feel you are best placed to apply in our final cohort later next year then please let us know here.

If you have any queries about this funding opportunity, then please don’t hesitate to email dementiamcst@ageuk.org.uk.

If you have any queries about this funding opportunity, then please email the team on DementiaMCST@ageuk.org.uk. If you’re having any trouble accessing the loop please email theloop@ageuk.org.uk.

We are very much looking forward to continuing our work with the Age UK Network in making this programme a great success.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 05/11/21

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

It’s a bumper edition this week, with news of an award for Age UK Cheshire East’s Scams Awareness Project and a British Empire Medal for Age UK Hythe & Lyminge’s Chief Officer Cleo Smith – congratulations to both organisations! Elsewhere, there are new roles at Age UK Northamptonshire and Age UK Sutton respectively. There is also a reminder of the sad news of the planned closure of Age UK Selby District, including their offer to Partners of a 14–seater minibus on a part payment and donate the remainder value basis.

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 this roundup.


Age UK Cheshire East wins Chartered Trading Standards Institute Award

Age UK Cheshire East and Cheshire East Council Trading Standards Team have won a Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) award for their Older People Scams Awareness and Aftercare Project.

Age UK Cheshire East collect their award

The project raises scams awareness amongst people aged 50+ across Cheshire East, and supports older victims of fraud to get back on their feet. Congratulations to Age UK Cheshire East!

Protecting our older people from this kind of criminal activity is vital and I wish to thank Age UK Cheshire East for the work that they are doing with our Trading Standards Team. Well done all!

Councillor Mick Warren, Chair of Cheshire East Council’s Environment & Communities Committee

Age UK Hythe & Lyminge Chief Officer Awarded British Empire Medal

Congratulations to Cleo Smith, Chief Officer of Age UK Hythe & Lyminge, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal For Services to the Community During Covid-19.

Cleo Smith receiving the British Empire Medal

The ceremony took place at Chevening House in Sevenoaks on 27th October and the award was given by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Lady Colgrain.

You can view the citation which was read out at the ceremony below:


Age UK Selby District Set to Close – Minibus Available for Partners to Purchase

As you may have seen in yesterday’s Signpost Daily Update, we are sorry to let you know that earlier this year, Age UK Selby District’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cease operating and close the charity down. Full details of this closure can be found in yesterday’s post here.

As part of the closure process, Age UK Selby District is looking to divest itself of a four and a half year-old 14–seater minibus on a part payment and donate the remainder value basis. This is being offered to the Age UK network in the first instance.

Vehicle details are as follows:

  • Registration: DK66 CGG
  • Mercedes – Benz Sprinter 514CDI 14-seater minibus in silver
  • Year of make 2017 – first registered 01.02.2017
  • Disabled passenger vehicle with fully working tail lift with up-to-date service record
  • Manual sidestep
  • Fuel type: diesel
  • Mileage: 36,788 at last MOT January 2021
  • Vehicle purchase price £59,892.00 plus VAT. Supplied by Minibus Options.

To help the organisation cover its closure costs and to be in a positive position post closure to leave a local legacy for future service provision across the district, the charity is looking for a part payment contribution of around £20,000.

For further information please contact Age UK Selby District CEO Jackie Mook by email jackie@ageukselby.co.uk.


Services Manager Vacancy at Age UK Northamptonshire

Age UK Northamptonshire are looking for a new Services Manager with senior management experience to lead and manage a range of teams, programmes and services throughout the county. The Services Manager will recruit, motivate, monitor and line manage the teams providing a range of services across the organisation as agreed and directed by the Chief Executive.

Full details can be found on the Age UK Northamptonshire Website.

Closing date: Friday 12th November | 12 noon


Home From Hospital Care Coordinator Role at Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton are seeking a Home from Hospital Care Coordinator to working within their Home From Hospital Service team. Home From Hospital is a service commissioned by South West London CCG for patients who live in Sutton and Age UK Sutton is the provider of this service.

The right candidate will have a background in health, social care or voluntary sector provision, excellent communication skills, personal resilience combined with a passion for working with people in later life to enable them to set and reach meaningful personal goals. 

Full details can be found on the Age UK Sutton website.

Closing date: Sunday 21st November | Midnight


I&A role at Age UK Lewisham & Southwark

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark is also seeking a new Information & Advice Worker to deliver information and advice to older people, their families and carers, in the London Borough of Southwark.

To apply and for further details, please click here.

Closing date: Monday 15th November |9am


Empowered Carers Facilitator at Age UK Salford

The Empowered team at Age UK Salford are looking for an experienced and qualified Talking Therapist, Counsellor or Coach with a professional qualification in health and social care and previous experience of working with people living with dementia. The Empowered Carers service offers free online support to provide carers in Salford with practical advice to support them and their loved ones and help cope with the realities of living with dementia. 

Find out more on the Age UK Salford website.

Closing date: Friday 3rd December


Several open roles at Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove supports thousands of local older people every year, offering activities, events, support services and information. The charity currently has several open roles available, including: Bank Crisis Carer, Home Helpers, Handypeople and more.

View full details on the Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove 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.



Several open roles at Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees are currently recruiting for a Home Help role and a Footcare Practitioner. Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees is a local independent charity that helps over 800 local older people every week, offering activities, events, befriending and information.

Details on the roles can be downloaded below, along with an Application Pack.


Finance Trustee Role at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire are seeking a Finance Trustee to join their Board. The Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for, the charity’s management and administration, and the role of the Finance Trustee is to maintain an overview of the charity’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

A full recruitment pack can be downloaded below. Any expressions of interest or requests for application forms should be sent to volunteering@ageuknotts.org.uk.


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.

Recent scam phone call to watch out for

We’ve been made aware of a recent phone scam attempt to a member of the public from a company pretending to work for Age UK. Find out full details here.

Age UK has been made aware of a scam phone call that was made to a member of the public by a company who call themselves ‘Vision Homes’, purporting to work for Age UK and offering loft insulation. Please encourage any victims to report scams to their local trading standards and the local police. You can also find some useful resources below.

We have doorstep crime resources and phone scam resources available on our website.

Printed copies of our online Staying Safe guide are also available to order here. Please view the information on the Loop regarding how to order printed guides. (Please note that orders may take a little longer to fulfil than normal due pressures on resource and staff capacity.)

Age UK Selby District Set to Close

We’re sorry to let you know that earlier this year, Age UK Selby District’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cease operating and close the charity down.

We’re sorry to let you know that earlier this year, Age UK Selby District’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cease operating and close the charity down. Age UK Selby District has faced a number of financial challenges in recent years which have been compounded by significant financial losses due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Age UK and neighbouring local partners are working closely with them to ensure older people know where to turn to for on-going help in the future.

We’re immensely grateful for everything that the staff and volunteers at Age UK Selby District have done to help older people across the area and are deeply sad that the charity has made the decision to close.

Jackie Mook, Chief Officer at Age UK Selby District, said:

“We are very sorry to have to give this news and are conscious it will be upsetting for many local people who have benefited from, delivered or otherwise supported our services.

We will be working as hard as we can over the next few weeks and months to ensure older people know where to turn to for on-going help in the future.

In the meantime, we would like to thank all our hardworking staff, volunteers and supporters for their loyalty, dedication and commitment to Age UK Selby District and to older people in our area.”

As part of the closure process, Age UK Selby District is looking to divest itself of a four and half year-old 14 – seater minibus on a part payment and donate the remainder value basis. This is being offered to the local partner network in the first instance. Vehicle details are as follows:

  • Registration: DK66 CGG
  • Mercedes – Benz Sprinter 514CDI 14-seater minibus in silver
  • Year of make 2017 – first registered 01.02.2017
  • Disabled passenger vehicle with fully working tail lift with up-to-date service record
  • Manual sidestep
  • Fuel type: diesel
  • Mileage: 36,788 at last MOT January 2021
  • Vehicle purchase price £59,892.00 plus VAT. Supplied by Minibus Options.

To help the organisation cover its closure costs and to be in a positive position post closure to leave a local legacy for future service provision across the district, the charity is looking for a part payment contribution of around £20,000.

For further information please contact Age UK Selby District CEO Jackie Mook by email jackie@ageukselby.co.uk.