'Help us to help you': Age UK asks Northamptonshire what they can do post-pandemic to combat social issues

A survey is asking the public what it could do to to help people feel less lonely, what they could do to help with stress and what new services could they start.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 12:02 pm
Age UK is asking Northamptonshire's people what they can do to help the public following the pandemic.
Age UK is asking Northamptonshire's people what they can do to help the public following the pandemic.

Age UK Northamptonshire is asking for its county's help by filling in a survey about what services it could provide.

Many older people in the county will feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic for years to come.

Research by the elderly persons support charity has shown that people with pre-existing long-term health conditions were more likely to say their health has deteriorated because of the lockdowns. Half of all “shielders” say they can’t walk as far as they could before the pandemic.

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Now, Age UK Northamptonshire wants local people to fill in a short survey to tell the charity what services and support it ought to be providing..

It includes asking the public what it could do to to help people feel less lonely, what they could do to help with stress and what new services could they start.

Chief executive Chris Duff said “We are keen to hear from people across the county. Please fill in our short survey to tell us what services you think we should provide.

"What support do you think is missing? How could our services be adapted so that they are better at meeting the

needs of older people in Northamptonshire?”

The link to the survey is on Age UK Northamptonshire’s website or you can request a paper copy by calling 01604 611200.