Help from Age UK Norfolk
Grateful thanks go to Roy Dickinson who stepped in at the last minute to give Old Buckenham WI a most interesting and informative talk on the work of Age UK Norfolk. They are a countywide independent charitable organisation with almost 70 years experience giving help and advice and working with and for older people across Norfolk.
Many people fail to claim benefits to which they are entitled such as attendance allowance, housing benefit, pension credit, etc. Age UK Norfolk is there to help with form filling and expert advice. They aim to offer support and companionship for older people in need of a helping hand or a friendly face and to provide reliable information on a wide range of issues.
Roy was keen to recruit ‘Telephone befrienders’, a valuable service that enables lonely people to have a friendly chat over the phone on a regular basis. Training is given.
In November the WI have their Annual Meeting and then there will be Christmas Lunch at The Stag to look forward to and also a trip to the Theatre Royal, Norwich, booked for January next year.