Services Presentation
Our Mission
To promote the wellbeing of
all older people throughout
the City of Sunderland,
improve their quality of life
and help them maintain
Day Clubs
• Run from Monday to Friday, 10am till 2pm
• Find them in the following areas:
– Sunderland
– Penshaw
– Houghton
– Hetton
– Washington
• Enjoy a fresh 2 course meal and games!
Day Centres
• We have 2 day centres, at Redwood Grove, Silksworth and The
Mews, New Herrington
• Fully trained and qualified care staff who make time spent at
the centres an enjoyable, fun and stimulating experience.
• A range of activities such as bingo, gentle seated exercise,
positive health and wellbeing, quizzes and entertainment.
• A tasty and nutritious two course lunch is provided, for which
there is a small charge.
• A standard charge of £33.95 per day with most service users
being funded by Adult Services although we do have a number
of private clients.
Hospital Discharge Scheme
• For patients aged 60 and over
• Who live alone or have no other support
• Help to settle back into home life with
things such as:
– Shopping
– Light Housework
– Collecting Prescriptions
– Or just simply Companionship
Social Focus Groups
• For people over the age of 50
• Helps an individual:
– Make friends
– Join in everyday social activities
– Relax and learn to enjoy themselves
– Build up confidence and self esteem
50+ Forums
• Helps to make the voice of 50+ age
groups be heard
• Tackles issues affecting older people
• Aims to solve any issues raised
• We are always looking for help with our
newsletters too!
ActivAge Courses
• Family Tree Online
• Craft & Calligraphy
• Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi &
Dance Fit classes
• Computers/ Internet
• Learn French, Spanish or
• Gentle Seated Exercises
• Photo restoration…and
• Line Dancing
• Local History
• Walking
Sunderland Advice Service
We can offer free advice for the following issues to
anyone aged 19 years and over:
• Debt- Whether you have one or a number of debts
we can help to try and resolve any difficulties you are
• Housing- We can assist you with a number of issues
around housing
• Employment- We can assist you with any problems
you may be undergoing at work
• Welfare Benefits- We can check your benefit
entitlement, and help you fill in the forms
• Have you a few spare hours a week?
• We have many and varied opportunities
• Help us support many older and isolated
citizens of Sunderland and the
surrounding area
• Find out what projects we have available
• A free, confidential and impartial service for People living in
Sunderland/Washington who are aged over 50.
• Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:
- Express their views and concerns
- Access information and services
- Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
- Explore options and choices
• Advocacy can be useful whenever someone feels that their rights are not
being respected, when an organisation or authority is not listening to
them and/or in situations when they find it difficult to make their views
Friendly Faces
• Are you lonely and isolated?
• We can arrange a friendly visit offering
company and a friendly chat
• If you know of someone who would benefit
or would like to be a volunteer for this
service please get in touch!!
Telephone Service
• Do you know someone who would benefit from a
regular friendly call?
• Giving them something to look forward to
• Many callers build up a friendship with their
clients which leads them to be able to offer
information and advice when the client asks for it
LifeStyle Service
• LIFEstyle is a new innovative service offered to people of all ages.
• Our LIFEstyle service can now help you to remain independent and ensure
a good quality of life – with choice and control.
• LIFEstyle is whatever you want it to be, for example:
-Would you like help to go shopping?
-Do you need someone to accompany you to the cinema or to other social events?
-Do you need a little help with light housework?
Tell us what style of life you want and we will provide you LIFEstyle. It is your
life, your choice. We will provide a quality service to enable you to live
your life to the full.
Dial-a-Driver Scheme
• The scheme is for anyone who needs help in attending an
appointment, meeting a friend, and who cannot access public
Project aims:
To provide cheaper transport to the beneficiary group
To enable users to get to and from doctors, chiropodist, hospital and social
To provide support from the volunteer drivers on the way in to and out of
appointments, and in the waiting room.
Covers the City of Sunderland including Hetton, Houghton and Washington
Insurance Services
• Home Insurance- building and/or
• Car Insurance- personal and/or
• Travel Insurance- home and abroad,
single or annual multi-trip
Other Services
• Gas & Electricity
• Wills & Legal Services
• Funeral Plans
• Personal Alarms
• Stairlift’s & Bath Aids
• Recliner Chairs &
Adjustable Beds Range
• Annuity Service
• Hearing Aids
• Age UK Weekly Lottery
• Equity Service
Age UK Sunderland’s Groups
• Social Singles- Come along to our monthly meetings to meet
new friends and companions in a relaxed and friendly
• Coffee and Company- Meet every Tuesday afternoon 1:30pm
till 3pm at our No. 26 Information Café. An opportunity for
people on their own to make new friends in a relaxed and
friendly environment.
• Men’s Group- Meet every Friday afternoon 2pm till 3:30pm at
our No. 26 Information Café. Come along and make new
For more information call 0191 514 1131