With support from Prudential, the Age UK Planning for Later Life service has been nominated for the Third Sector Business Charity Award in the Single Project category.
The project has been delivered by eleven Age UK local partners, including Age UK Cheshire.
Specially trained advisors have been offering bespoke advice to older people who need support during particularly challenging times in later life, including bereavement, adapting to a serious health condition, or caring for a partner.
The Planning for Later Life service which was launched in April 2012, is funded by Prudential and run across 11 areas in England and Wales via local Age UKs.
Age UK Cheshire has offered the service over the phone or, for those not able to leave the house, in the comfort of their own home.
To date the service has helped support 241 older people across Cheshire, through Information and Advice and money mentoring services.
Ken Clemens, Chief Executive at Age UK Cheshire said:
“Terrific news that our innovative relationship with the Prudential has been recognised in this way.
Age UK Cheshire`s Information & Advice Service and Mentoring service provides essential help & guidance for many older people locally.
Evidence shows that older people really benefit to access to independent and specialised help around planning for life.
This type of locally designed and locally delivered services can be especially useful at times of transition in our lives.
It also highlights the potential of local voluntary sector organisations such as Age UK Cheshire working in partnership with the private sector.”
The awards will take place on Monday 20 May 2013 at Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London. Previous winners include Sainsbury’s work with FareShare on their ‘1 Million Meal Appeal’.
If you want to organise an advice session with one of Age UK Cheshire’s advisors contact:
01606 884440 or 01244 404500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org