Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! We start with the release of a new report from Age UK London revealing the rate of poverty amongst older Londoners. Elsewhere, there are several new vacancies at Age UK Sutton; Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent; and Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. There is also a new Business Development Worker role at Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering.
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Age UK London publishes report revealing rate of poverty amongst older Londoners
Age UK London, has released data to mark London Challenge Poverty Week (17-23 October) showing that poverty rates for over 50s are significantly higher in London compared with the rest of the country. The figures show that 25% of older Londoners live in poverty, compared to 18% in the rest of England.
Abigail Wood, CEO of Age UK London said:
“These findings are alarming. They show that even before the pandemic the number of older Londoners falling into poverty was rising. Age UK London is concerned that the current cost of living and energy crisis is set to push thousands more over the poverty line. It is also worrying to see a growing gap between the number of older Londoners who can afford a basic standard of living and older people in the rest of the country.”
You can read Age UK London’s full report along with accompanying press release on their website.
Three vacancies at Age UK Sutton
Age UK Sutton are looking to hire for three open roles: Community Mental Health Peer Support Worker, Head of Community Support, and Welcome & Information Officer.
Responsibilities for the Community Mental Health Peer Support Worker include coordinating and leading weekly peer support groups, providing some one-to-one peer support and ensuring that accurate records are kept.
The Head of Community Support will support the Deputy Director of Services with strategic and operational planning and provide operational leadership for the Community Support team.
The Welcome and Information Officer will work alongside the Welcome and Information volunteers to act as Age UK Sutton’s ‘front door’ so that anyone contacting the charity gets to the right service quickly and/or is provided with the information they seek.
Find out full details on the Age UK Sutton website.
Two open roles at Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent
Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent currently have two vacancies: Executive Administrator and Discharge Service Support Manager (Buckinghamshire).
The Executive Administrator will be an integral member of the team, supporting the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team. This will include scheduling of meetings, minute taking, data analysis, record management and internal communications, activities with staff and volunteers amongst other key responsibilities.
The Discharge Service Support Manager will manage and deliver the day-to-day operations of the Discharge Support Service, a joint service run with Age UK Buckinghamshire.
Find out full details on the Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent website.
Business Development Worker role at Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering
Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering are recruiting for a Business Development Worker to lead on building sustainability for their Home Support Service Social Enterprise, significantly increasing its client reach and diversifying the service to include Podiatry and Gardening.
Find out full details on the Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering website.
Closing date: 31st October
Four vacancies at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have four 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, an opening for a Bank SPECAL Support Worker and a new Membership Coordinator role as part of the Age UK Business Directory.
Find out more on the Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire website.
Three open roles at Age UK Wigan Borough
Age UK Wigan Borough are currently looking to fill three vacancies: Business and Service Development Leader, Activities Officer (Bright Days), and Senior Adviser.
The Business and Service Development Leader will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Support at Home, Information and Advice and volunteer-led General Enquiries teams.
The Activities Officer will work with the Bright Days Team to develop and sustain an exciting, innovative programme of health and wellbeing activities across the Wigan Borough, encouraging older people to look for ways to keep fit, healthy and active in later life.
The Senior Adviser will supervise the Information and Advice team to give a comprehensive, timely and personalised service to older people, their families and carers covering entitlements to welfare benefits and other practical and financial help during the cost of living crisis.
Full details of all roles can be found on the Age UK Wigan Borough website.
Closing dates: 31st October
Assistant Information & Advice Officer role at Age UK Bolton
Age UK Bolton is looking to grow its Information & Advice service and appoint a new role within the department/team to help deliver its vital support to local people over 50.
As demand increases for information and support with benefits could you help in providing excellent customer service and admin skills to ensure the smooth running of our AQS-accredited advice service?
Find out more on the Age UK Bolton website.
Closing Date: 24th October
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
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.
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.
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