How to get involved with our new “Cost of Cold” Campaign!

We’ve launched our new “Cost of Cold” campaign to persuade the Government to provide extra support to those who will struggle with energy bills over the coming months.

With the cold weather setting in, rising energy prices will leave millions of people unable to afford to stay warm this winter. We’ve launched our new “Cost of Cold” campaign to persuade the Government to provide extra support to those who will struggle with energy bills over the coming months – click here to view our press release about the campaign. We would be very grateful for your help to make sure older people’s health is protected this winter. We will be mailing you a local campaign pack soon and you can find below some digital actions you can take if you have time.

The campaign launched on Friday 26th November and we have already launched an action asking supporters to email their MP. Will you help us encourage your supporters to write to their MPs too?

If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Luke.Pilot@ageuk.org.uk.

Writing to your MP

You can write to your MP here and share the following link with your supporters: https://bit.ly/3x4F7bW. There is some suggested wording for sharing the link on social media below.

Sharing the Campaign on Social Media

If you have time, please share the action online with the hashtag #CostofCold. You can find some suggested wording for Twitter and Facebook posts below for you to use if you wish.

Twitter:

Surging energy prices mean too many older people are facing the impossible choice of eating or turning their heating on this winter.

No one should be put in this position.

📝 Ask your MP to support urgent funding to stop people going cold: https://bit.ly/3x4F7bW #CostofCold

OR

Rising energy bills mean hundreds of thousands of older people on low incomes are struggling to keep warm right now.

We still have time to change this. Higher levels of fuel poverty this winter aren’t inevitable.

✉️ Ask your MP to take action https://bit.ly/3x4F7bW #CostofCold

Facebook:

Cold homes are preventable.

Providing a one-off payment of £50 to everyone eligible for Cold Weather Payments is just one way the Government could make a difference now.

Write to your MP to make sure they’re fighting to end to fuel poverty: https://bit.ly/3x4F7bW

#CostofCold

Christmas Fundraising Campaign – Campaign Assets now live on Brand Hub

The campaign assets for this year’s Christmas Fundraising Campaign are now available on Brand Hub! Find full details here.

Following on from our recent update about our Christmas Fundraising Campaign, the first batch of Christmas assets are now available on Brand Hub to help you promote your Christmas campaigns on social media. If you click into ‘Assets’ they are right at the top. You will see three different versions of wording for social media, as well as images that are the correct dimensions for those channels.

Last year, you may remember that we adapted our campaign messaging to reflect the increased level of need, with the campaign line ‘Now more than ever, no one should have no one’. This year, we have a new campaign proposition asking supporters to ‘Make Christmas a little brighter for a lonely older person’. Full details can be found here.

A reminder of what you’ll see and where of Age UK’s national campaign

Online: We will be launching an integrated fundraising and brand campaign across our social channels which you may see on Facebook and Instagram, as well as testing new channels such as YouTube and Online Display to really make our campaign as digital first as possible. When streaming TV on digital channels you may also see some videos of Age UK storytellers.

Offline: We have inserts, door drops, partially addressed mail and our Warm Appeal all launching in November. As usual, we will have some PR activity around Christmas and be looking at ways we can involve our celebrity ambassadors to generate coverage and amplify our campaign.

The campaign will be driven by the experiences of real people who have been supported by Age UK’s national Telephone Friendship Services who have been kind enough to share their stories. Our lead storyteller is Terry, who you will see on the majority of our creative, and our two supporting storytellers are Connie and Michael.  All three of them will feature heavily across our digital channels, as well as in print. We are so grateful to them all for sharing their stories with us to help support the Christmas campaign.

Useful contacts 

We’d love it if you’d like to get involved in the campaign this year.  If you have any questions, please find some useful contacts below:

“We Are Undefeatable” charities release “Make Your Move” video series

The charities behind the “We Are Undefeatable” campaign have produced a set of videos aimed at people living with long term conditions, to support them to be more active.

The Richmond Group of Charities’ physical activity coalition – Movement for All – has developed a new physical activity DVD/online video series “Make Your Move”, which is aimed at people living with multiple long term health conditions. Working with the wider partnership behind the award-winning “We Are Undefeatable” campaign and a team of expert instructors, the sessions have been specially designed for people who may experience symptoms such as fatigue, pain, stiffness and low mood. Find out all about the campaign below, including how you can access the videos and some assets to help to spread the word.

The series – Make Your Move – aims to support people to be active at home and is available on DVD and on YouTube. The charities involved hope the DVD and online videos will motivate people to be active in a way that works for them, using simple and varied instructed activities that are designed to improve strength, balance, coordination and energy and reduce stress, and are suitable for a variety of activity levels. The project is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England.

What Video Sessions are Available?

There are 6 different physical activity sessions, each around 15 minutes long with a chance to take pauses throughout, and no specialist equipment needed.  The sessions are:

  1. Dance with Anne
  2. Energy with Alex
  3. Balance with Sandra
  4. Strength with Alex
  5. Boxing with Michelle
  6. Mindfulness with Sandra

Each one can be tried independently of the others, in any order. No experience or knowledge of a specific activity is needed.

Developed by experienced instructors, the videos offer three different ways of doing the exercises – from a chair, assisted and standing, and have an introduction from Dr Andrew Boyd, GP and Clinical Champion for Physical Activity.    

They focus on ensuring the audience are being mindful of the day-to-day fluctuations in symptoms and therefore their ability to perform the activities. The sessions are accompanied by appropriate safety messages, instructions and signposting to more information and support. 

How to get involved

If you have time and would like to spread the word about the series, you can find a full suite of assets for you to use below, including social media cuts, key messages, newsletter copy and images:

Click here to view all promotion assets for the campaign 

What you can do:

  • Use the hashtag #MakeYourMove along with #WeAreUndefeatable to share the social media assets linked above on any channels
  • Look out for posts from @weareundefeatable and share them too
  • Send out the video content to your audiences via any channel 

Thank you! Movement for All are very grateful for any support in launching these videos.

Contact

If you have any questions, or would like to order copies of the Make Your Move DVD, please contact Gail.Curry@ageuk.org.uk.

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.

Age UK’s comment on the social care cap vote in the House of Commons

Age UK’s Charity Director Caroline Abrahams comments on the recent vote in the House of Commons on the social care cap.

Following the recent vote on the social care cap in the House of Commons, Age UK’s Charity Director Caroline Abrahams has released a statement which can be read in full below. We have also written a template tweet which you can use to share Caroline’s statement if you wish. This can be found at the end of this article.

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said:

“The Government’s amendment may have been passed by the House of Commons but no doubt the House of Lords will fulfil its constitutional role and give it the intense scrutiny it needs. We hope Peers will vote to overturn it.

No one disputes that the amendment significantly waters down the Government’s plan for a cap on catastrophic care costs and does so in a way that protects only the better off. This is unfair and means the people who are most in need of protection against the risk of their care bills wiping out all their assets are least likely to receive it. Many of these older people whom the Government is now proposing to let down will have bought their council homes under the ‘right to buy’, an extraordinary situation for this group of Ministers to have created. 

When the Prime Minister announced his intention to activate Sir Andrew Dilnot’s cap on catastrophic costs three months ago Age UK said that this reform was definitely worth having, but increasingly the jury’s out.  Since then, the Government has failed to give social care the financial settlement it needed at the Spending Review; announced a National Insurance increase to help social care and then admitted almost all the money is going to the NHS; and made vaccination compulsory for care home staff without any plan to replace the thousands of workers its own analysis says will walk away as a result.

The fact that the Government is now intending to effectively gut their proposed cap on catastrophic care costs is therefore just the latest in a series of wholly unsupportive decisions so far as social care is concerned. What are we supposed to think about the Prime Minister’s pledge to ‘fix social care’ now?”

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK

Template Tweet

If you’d like to share Caroline’s statement on social media, please feel free to use the wording and link below:

No one disputes that the amendment passed this week significantly waters down the Government’s plan for a cap on catastrophic care costs in a way that protects only the better off. We hope Peers will vote to overturn it.

Read Age UK’s full statement 👉 https://bit.ly/3oXl8Iy

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.

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.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 29/10/21

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

Lots of open roles in this week’s Age UK Network News Roundup! 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.

Two new positions at Age UK Lewisham & Southwark

Fundraiser

Age UK Lewisham & Southwark is looking for a fundraiser to help them generate new sources of income from business supporters and local communities – as well as supporting their leadership team to submit strong grant and contract applications. The post-holder will work closely with the CEO and the whole team to develop new ways of engaging with local businesses and communities to increase their impact and further develop our work with older people. 

To apply and for further details, please click here.

Closing date: 9am Monday 1st November

Information & Advice Worker

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: 9am Monday 15th 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.


Services Manager role at Age UK Northamptonshire

Every year Age UK Northamptonshire’s team of 270 staff support over 14,000 older people and their families to help them make more of life. Currently, Age UK Northamptonshire are seeking a new Services Manager to lead and manage a range of teams, programmes and services throughout the county.

Find out more on the Age UK Northamptonshire website.

Closing Date: Friday 5th November


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.

Age UK Network News Roundup – 22/10/21

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

Lots of news in this week’s Age UK Network News Roundup, including new roles at Age UK Lewisham and Southwark and Age UK Salford respectively. 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.

Two new positions at Age UK Lewisham & Southwark

Fundraiser

Age UK Lewisham & Southwark is looking for a fundraiser to help them generate new sources of income from business supporters and local communities – as well as supporting their leadership team to submit strong grant and contract applications. The post-holder will work closely with the CEO and the whole team to develop new ways of engaging with local businesses and communities to increase their impact and further develop our work with older people. 

To apply and for further details, please click here.

Closing date: 9am Monday 1st November

Information & Advice Worker

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: 9am Monday 15th 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


Meeting Centre Service Manager Role at Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire are seeking a Meeting Centre Service Manager who will manage, develop and expand our meeting centres across Herefordshire & Worcestershire. 

Find out more on the Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire website.

Closing Date: Tuesday 26th October

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire have also shared with us a useful knitting pattern for the Big Knit campaign. Created by one of their volunteers, the pattern results in a knitted penguin who will be right at home in the fridge! If you would like to have a go, the full pattern can be downloaded below:


Two Trustee Vacancies at Age UK East Sussex

Age UK East Sussex’s Board are seeking to recruit 2 new members to help further strengthen its performance and strategic oversight of its recent approved Business Plan 2021-24. The charity is emerging from an intensive period of Covid emergency support to older people and has a clear strategy to recover and grow its financial sustainability and impact.

Find out all the details on the Age UK East Sussex website.

Closing date: 29th October


Retail Operations Manager at Age UK County Durham

Age UK County Durham are looking for a Retail Operations Manager who is eager to bring innovation, flair and quality customer service to their outlets. The Retail Operations Manager will be the most senior member of the team and will work closely with their shop managers in focusing on leading their people, products and culture, whilst driving sales and creating long term relationships with their customers.

Find out more on the Age UK County Durham website.

Closing date: 25th October


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.


Services Manager role at Age UK Northamptonshire

Every year Age UK Northamptonshire’s team of 270 staff support over 14,000 older people and their families to help them make more of life. Currently, Age UK Northamptonshire are seeking a new Services Manager to lead and manage a range of teams, programmes and services throughout the county.

Find out more on the Age UK Northamptonshire website.

Closing Date: Friday 5th November


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.