Ponders End Library (opposite the Park), College Court, High Street
Post CodeEN3 4EY
Age UK Enfield has been operational for thirty years, supporting older people from the age of 50 years with a range of projects and services. Whilst we are a brand partner to the National Age UK Organisation, we do not directly benefit financially from the national campaigns people are so familiar with. Our branding ensures people immediately recognise us and understand the quality standards to which we operate, but there is also a huge assumption that we do not need financial support in the same way as most local charities. We are totally responsible for all our own fundraising activities and unless we are able to maintain our income in these overwhelmingly challenging times, much of this vital support we provide to older people in the Borough will be forced to cease. As a local charity, we are able to design and create work specific to the 50+ population in Enfield’s needs. Our projects and services range from preventative opportunities with the aim of reducing the risk of older people becoming isolated and lonely to more active services such as Fit for Life. There are also a range of high quality volunteering opportunities available for example; our Dementia Care Service provides support for the client, their families and carers from pre diagnosis through to end of life. We also have a range of intergenerational projects including Trans-IT which provides IT lessons to older people (working with sixth form student volunteers) and TransAge which trains older volunteers to work in local primary schools to improve attainment and reading levels. All intergenerational work centres on challenging and breaking down social stereotypes and barriers. We also have a Footcare Service, an Information and Advice Service, weekly friendship groups (for some of the borough’s most vulnerable older people providing a hot meal and social contact); a Fit for Life Service, (fitness programme), Befriending Service (also for the borough’s most vulnerable groups), respite care and carers support, support for older people being discharged from hospital (often into high risk situations with no support), a Handyperson Service and general Help at Home.
The Scams Prevention and Victim Support Programme
ü Do you or your family member live in Enfield and aged 50 plus?
ü Do you know of someone that has been a victim of a scam or a fraud?
ü Do you want more information and advice about how to prevent yourself from being a scam victim?
ü Are you an Enfield organisation that would like an information session on Scams?
This new project aims to raise awareness of the different types of scams in Enfield and to help older people feel more confident at being able to spot and avoid scams/fraud in the future.
A type of Scam/Fraud could be - Telephone/Doorstep sellers/Mail or Post/Online/ATM Burglary
For more information, please contact Sophia Jackson on [email protected] or call 07813 369919