Wel­fare team make mark on qual­ity care for el­derly

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A CHAR­ITY for over-50s has been given a cov­eted mark of qual­ity.

Age UK Cheshire East, based in Mac­cles­field, was re-awarded the Ad­vice Qual­ity Stan­dard Cer­tifi­cate for ad­vice with case­work for older peo­ple.

It is awarded to or­gan­i­sa­tions which pro­vide ad­vice to the pub­lic on so­cial wel­fare is­sues.

Age UK Cheshire East, run by six vol­un­teers and a team of staff mem­bers, who pro­vide home vis­its and out­reach ser­vices in the bor­ough, was au­dited in au­tumn 2015.

It was as­sessed in key ar­eas, in­clud­ing ac­cess to ser­vices, peo­ple man­age­ment, meet­ing clients’ needs and com­mit­ment to qual­ity.

Jen­nette Brown, from the char­ity, said: “Each year, we pro­vide this free ser­vice to over 2,000 older peo­ple, ad­vis­ing them on a wide range of is­sues from find­ing help at home, ben­e­fits and res­i­den­tial care, through to health and dis­abil­ity is­sues, hous­ing and fam­ily mat­ters. The re-award of the qual­ity stan­dard is a great re­ward for all the hard work and sound ad­vice that our staff and vol­un­teers give to older peo­ple each year.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Age UK East Cheshire on 01625 612958.

●● At the cheque pre­sen­ta­tion are, from: Molly Chal­font-Pol­lard, Visyon’s CEO, Ger­vase McGrath, Lizzie Adams, El­lie Web­ster, Lily Kemp, Sandi Mar­shall, Zara Shutt and King’s Char­i­ties’ Co­or­di­na­tor Lynne Adams

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