AGE UK Tameside is seeking individuals who are passionate about their cause and willing to take on the role and responsibilities of being a trustee.
Age UKs are part of a vibrant and resilient voluntary, community and faith sector, that operate as non-profit organistions across the country.
During the pandemic, the sector came to the forefront, with Age UKs reaching out to and supporting older people self-isolating, many without any family support.
Age UK Tameside quickly re-modelled its services and diverted resources into new crisis-led initiatives, like free grocery deliveries, befriending, helpline support, and home visits.
They recruited new volunteers to deliver vital front-line support as well as continuing to deliver services to those at high risk, including dementia care and support for carers.
Older people were one of the groups hit hardest by the pandemic and the work Age UK started will continue during the recovery from the crisis.
Before the pandemic, there were nearly half a million older people in Greater Manchester, where the healthy life expectancy is lower than the national average, and these health inequalities were further exposed during the pandemic.
Age UK has and always will centre the needs of older people in its work. There will be new and emerging needs post pandemic and long-established needs that will still need attention.
As restrictions ease, Age UK Tameside is joining together with other Age UKs across Greater Manchester in planning for a future that ensures the increased awareness of the need for high-quality care, support and opportunities for older people is not forgotten.
They are joining together to encourage community minded neighbours to join one of our nine individual, local boards.
They are currently seeking individuals who are passionate about their cause, willing and able to devote the necessary time and effort to the organisation, able to think creatively and speak their mind, and willing to take on the responsibilities of a trustee role.
If you are interested in finding out more, join the ‘Make a difference: Help us shape the future’ session on Tuesday, September 28.
At this online session, you will find out more about Greater Manchester’s Age UKs, hear from sitting trustees and can ask questions.
Visit the website for more information www.ageuk.org.uk/tameside or follow them on Facebook: ageuktameside