Age UK Network News Roundup – 23/09/22

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

Welcome to the latest Network News Roundup! This week’s edition features the autumn copy of Age UK Oxfordshire’s EngAGE magazine, take a look to find out how they’re supporting older people in their area. There’s also the usual selection of vacancies from around the Network.

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.

Please note: due to annual leave there will be no Network News Roundup next week. The next edition will be Friday 7th October. If you would like to advertise a vacancy on the loop in the meantime, please contact partnership@ageuk.org.uk.


Age UK Oxfordshire’s EngAGE Magazine

The latest edition of Age UK Oxfordshire’s EngAGE magazine has been published!

This autumn edition features an update on the work of the organisation’s dementia service, Dementia Oxfordshire, which recently attended the Witney Carnival to raise awareness of the service.

There’s also guidance to help older people in the area to look after their mental health and wellbeing, plus details on local support to handle spiralling costs.

You can view the full magazine (and subscribe to future editions) on the Age UK Oxfordshire website.


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


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.

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.

September 2022 Finance Network Meeting – One week to go!

There’s one more week to book your place at the next Finance Network Meeting on Wednesday 21st September from 11:00 to 12:30. This meeting will focus on the topic “Maximising Property Potential and Protecting Property Assets”.

A quick reminder that the next Finance Network Meeting will take place in a week’s time on Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 11:00 to 12:30. Nick Sladden, Partner, Head of Charities at RSM and William Ray, Partner in the operational Real Estate Department of Gerald Eve will present on the topic ‘Maximising property potential and protecting property assets.’ Find out full details below, including how to book your place.

As you know, property, be it owned or leased, is a key part of a Brand Partner’s organisation. Be that for service delivery, administrative, trading or investment purposes, having a property strategy and determining how to optimise your property holdings should be an important consideration and subject to review on an annual basis.

Against a backdrop of rising inflation, increasing costs and higher interest rates – plus Brand Partners working and delivering services in different ways post pandemic – it is also essential to regularly reflect upon how your property strategy can positively impact on your charity and its current and future beneficiaries.

In broad outline, the presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Property strategy and how it relates to reserves management
  • Tax considerations
  • Accounting options including valuations
  • Overview of regulatory requirements and recent changes
  • The importance of good estate / property management

The session is open to all relevant management, staff and trustees in Local Age UKs and Cymru Partners involved in making strategic decisions, managing and safeguarding the organisation’s property assets. So please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending.

This will be an opportunity for colleagues from across the network to reaffirm and update their knowledge and to raise questions on this important topic from the specialists at RSM and Gerald Eve to obtain further insight and guidance.

Book your place!

Please note the new booking process directly through Microsoft Forms. To register your attendance, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please register using this link.

Also please note the following – you will receive a simple ‘thank you’ for responding once you have submitted your registration form. The Teams meeting link and joining instructions will be sent to you directly by the Financial Governance Team nearer the time of the meeting in the usual way.

So please fill in the form above, book out the time in your diary and watch out for the email – thank you.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 12/09/22

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

There’s lots to cover in this week’s Network News Roundup! We start at Age UK London, who have released their London Loos Report on public toilet provision in the capital as part of their Out and About Campaign. Elsewhere, Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin are set to host the UK premiere of an international documentary on loneliness, and Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove have published the latest edition of their magazine Connect. There are also two new vacancies at Age UK Tunbridge Wells.

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, which will be published on Friday as normal.


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.


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


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

There’s also a vacancy for a Wellbeing at Home 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.

September 2022 Finance Network Meeting – “Maximising Property Potential and Protecting Property Assets”

A reminder that the next Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st September from 11:00 to 12:30 and will focus on the topic “Maximising Property Potential and Protecting Property Assets”.

A quick reminder that the next Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 11:00 to 12:30. Nick Sladden, Partner, Head of Charities at RSM and William Ray, Partner in the operational Real Estate Department of Gerald Eve will present on the topic ‘Maximising property potential and protecting property assets.’ Find out full details below, including how to book your place.

As you know, property, be it owned or leased, is a key part of a Brand Partner’s organisation. Be that for service delivery, administrative, trading or investment purposes, having a property strategy and determining how to optimise your property holdings should be an important consideration and subject to review on an annual basis.

Against a backdrop of rising inflation, increasing costs and higher interest rates – plus Brand Partners working and delivering services in different ways post pandemic – it is also essential to regularly reflect upon how your property strategy can positively impact on your charity and its current and future beneficiaries.

In broad outline, the presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Property strategy and how it relates to reserves management
  • Tax considerations
  • Accounting options including valuations
  • Overview of regulatory requirements and recent changes
  • The importance of good estate / property management

The session is open to all relevant management, staff and trustees in Local Age UKs and Cymru Partners involved in making strategic decisions, managing and safeguarding the organisation’s property assets. So please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending.

This will be an opportunity for colleagues from across the network to reaffirm and update their knowledge and to raise questions on this important topic from the specialists at RSM and Gerald Eve to obtain further insight and guidance.

Book your place!

Please note the new booking process directly through Microsoft Forms. To register your attendance, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please register using this link.

Also please note the following – you will receive a simple ‘thank you’ for responding once you have submitted your registration form. The Teams meeting link and joining instructions will be sent to you directly by the Financial Governance Team nearer the time of the meeting in the usual way.

So please fill in the form above, book out the time in your diary and watch out for the email – thank you.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 02/09/22

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

There are lots of open roles in this week’s Age UK Network News Roundup, including the new Operations Coordinator position at Age UK Plymouth. Find out full details below.

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.


Operations Coordinator Role at Age UK Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth are looking to hire an Operations Coordinator to deputise for and offer support to the Operations Manager.

The Coordinator will help manage the Reception function primarily, but will also deputise in managing Procurement, and Housekeeping support to the Charity. This is a busy and rewarding, customer-focused role which will involve interaction with all departments within the organisation, as well as various external stakeholders.

Find out full details on the Age UK Plymouth website.

Closing date: 9th September


Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire seek conversations with local Age UKs about a new Dementia Support Service

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire are looking to work with local older people to co-produce a new Dementia Support Service.

They are also keen to learn from other local partners who are already delivering excellent, innovative services that are producing great results, impact and making a real difference.

If this describes your organisation and you’d be happy to discuss the services that you provide, they would love to hear from you!

Please contact their CEO Michele Jolly – Michele.Jolly@ageuklsl.org.uk to arrange a time to speak.


Community Warden Role at Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are looking to hire a Community Warden in South West Cambridge.

The Community Warden Supports older people to remain living in their own homes, by providing them with practical daily support and assistance. Tasks include collecting prescriptions and small items of shopping, as well as helping with letters and phone calls.

Find out full details on the Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough website.

Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2022


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

There’s also a vacancy for a Wellbeing at Home Support Worker and an opening for a Bank SPECAL Support Worker.

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


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

Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering are seeking an 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: 5th September


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.


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.


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.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 26/08/22

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 Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, who are seeking conversations with other local Age UKs as part of their planning for a new Dementia Support Service. Elsewhere, Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are looking to hire a Community Warden and there are two new roles at Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

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 Lincoln & South Lincolnshire seek conversations with local Age UKs about a new Dementia Support Service

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire are looking to work with local older people to co-produce a new Dementia Support Service.

They are also keen to learn from other local partners who are already delivering excellent, innovative services that are producing great results, impact and making a real difference.

If this describes your organisation and you’d be happy to discuss the services that you provide, they would love to hear from you!

Please contact their CEO Michele Jolly – Michele.Jolly@ageuklsl.org.uk to arrange a time to speak.


Community Warden Role at Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are looking to hire a Community Warden in South West Cambridge.

The Community Warden Supports older people to remain living in their own homes, by providing them with practical daily support and assistance. Tasks include collecting prescriptions and small items of shopping, as well as helping with letters and phone calls.

Find out full details on the Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough website.

Closing Date: Monday 5th September 2022


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.


Six vacancies at Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have six 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.

There’s also a vacancy for a Wellbeing at Home Support Worker and an opening for a Bank SPECAL Support Worker.

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


Two open roles at Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering

Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering are 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: 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.


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.


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.

Supporting staff during the cost of living crisis: Pensions and Salary Exchange Information Session

Age UK’s Financial Governance Team have arrange an Information Session to discuss different options local Age UKs can explore to support current and new staff during the cost of living crisis.

Age UK’s Financial Governance Team have arranged a short 45 minute session for CEOs; Finance and other senior management staff; and trustees to discuss pensions and ‘Salary Exchange’ as a means of supporting current and new staff during the cost of living crisis. The virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday 14 September 2022 from 11:00 to 11:45. Find out full details below.

As the cost of living crisis continues to bite for charities and their staff, and with recruitment of staff a continued challenge, Age UK’s Financial Governance Team have been approached by a number of Brand Partners recently asking about different options they can explore to support current and new staff.

With the support of Peter Queally, Age UK’s Group Pensions and Savings Manager, we are running a short 45 minute session on ‘Salary Exchange’ primarily focussing on pensions as one of those possible opportunities. The virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday 14 September 2022 from 11:00 to 11:45.

In broad outline the presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Salary Exchange – the basics
  • Setting – up a salary exchange scheme
  • Top tips on what to look out for
  • Insight on the benefits of the Age UK Pension & Life Assurance Schemes

The session is open to CEOs, Finance and other senior management and trustees in Local Age UKs and Cymru Partners involved in making such strategic decisions. So please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending.

This will be an opportunity for colleagues from across the network to update their knowledge and to raise questions – the opportunity to explore the possibilities and understand the benefits this may offer both the charity and staff alike.

Book your place!

Please note the new booking process directly through Microsoft Forms. To register your attendance, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please book your place here.

Please also note the following: You will receive a simple thank you for responding once you have submitted your registration form. The Microsoft Teams meeting link and joining instructions will be sent to you directly by the Financial Governance Team nearer the time of the meeting in the usual way. So please book out the time in your diary and watch out for the email – thank you.

September 2022 Finance Network Meeting – “Maximising Property Potential and Protecting Property Assets”

The next Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st September from 11:00 to 12:30 and will focus on the topic “Maximising Property Potential and Protecting Property Assets”.

The next Finance Network Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 11:00 to 12:30. Nick Sladden, Partner, Head of Charities at RSM and William Ray, Partner in the operational Real Estate Department of Gerald Eve will present on the topic ‘Maximising property potential and protecting property assets.’ Find out full details below, including how to book your place.

As you know, property, be it owned or leased, is a key part of a Brand Partner’s organisation. Be that for service delivery, administrative, trading or investment purposes, having a property strategy and determining how to optimise your property holdings should be an important consideration and subject to review on an annual basis.

Against a backdrop of rising inflation, increasing costs and higher interest rates – plus Brand Partners working and delivering services in different ways post pandemic – it is also essential to regularly reflect upon how your property strategy can positively impact on your charity and its current and future beneficiaries.

In broad outline, the presentation will cover the following areas:

  • Property strategy and how it relates to reserves management
  • Tax considerations
  • Accounting options including valuations
  • Overview of regulatory requirements and recent changes
  • The importance of good estate / property management

The session is open to all relevant management, staff and trustees in Local Age UKs and Cymru Partners involved in making strategic decisions, managing and safeguarding the organisation’s property assets. So please share this information with colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending.

This will be an opportunity for colleagues from across the network to reaffirm and update their knowledge and to raise questions on this important topic from the specialists at RSM and Gerald Eve to obtain further insight and guidance.

Book your place!

Please note the new booking process directly through Microsoft Forms. To register your attendance, and / or to subsequently receive a copy of the recording of the event and the slides, please register using this link.

Also please note the following – you will receive a simple ‘thank you’ for responding once you have submitted your registration form. The Teams meeting Link and Joining Instructions will be sent to you directly by the Financial Governance Team nearer the time of the meeting in the usual way.

So please fill in the form above, book out the time in your diary and watch out for the email – thank you.

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.