Welfare team make mark on quality care for elderly
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