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Volunteers needed at day centre for older people in Oswestry

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin

Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin is urgently seeking volunteer helpers to be part of the team running its Oswestry day centre for older people at Monkmoor Court, just off Middleton Road.

The day centre is every Thursday from 10am-2pm, and the local charity is looking for helpers to set up the room, welcome members, serve refreshments and support the organiser with a range of social activities during the four hours.    

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK STW, said:

“Our day centres are a lifeline for lonely older people in the town. Often it is the only time when they get out and about to see anyone all week. We desperately need more volunteers to come forward to provide companionship and support at our Oswestry day centre.” 

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin has 39 day centres across the county. They are all run by volunteers; however, the local charity provides training, expenses and ongoing support.  

If you would like to be a volunteer for Age UK STW please contact Claire or Janice in the Volunteer Recruitment Team on 01743 588570. Alternatively, visit www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk 

Further information

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is a local charity which has been working tirelessly for over 67 years to make life better for older people across the whole of Shropshire. 

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin offers a range of services for older people in the county. These include: Information and Advice, Day Centres, dementia support, the Help at Home Service, volunteer befriending visitors, Home from Hospital services, Lunch Clubs, Living Well activities, Benefits Advice, and Advocacy on behalf of older people. 

Last year over 100,000 volunteer hours were given to support older people, ranging from helping people to fill in benefits forms, supporting people in our 40 Day Centres, visiting isolated older people at home, to acting as receptionists in our Shrewsbury office.

As part of our ‘No one should have No one’ campaign, we are raising money and recruiting volunteers to increase services such as befriending and social activities that reduce isolation and loneliness among  older people in Shropshire.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is based in Shrewsbury and in Telford.  The Shrewsbury office is open from 10.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday, 01743 233123.  Our office at Meeting Point House in Telford is open every morning, 01952 216018.  Further information about our local services is available on our website www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk