Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

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Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They provide activities, companionship, advice and support for older people.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • It helps to reduce isolation and loneliness, which can have a negative impact upon health and well-being.
  • Making friends increases your support network.
  • Taking part in fun activities is a great boost!

Participating in their activities can introduce you to a number of other services that might be of interest or help to you.

“I feel so much safer knowing I have people around me I can ask and trust. When you can’t go out and enjoy a good natter it’s really nice to have someone come to me.”

“I lost my wife some years ago now, I really thought that was it for me, I gave up. My son phoned the centre to arrange for me to come for a visit and I really enjoyed it, there’s lots to do; crafts, games and I love the quizzes.”

Beverley introduces some of the things Age UK CAP does:

Age UK CAP provides opportunities to socialise. This includes friendship and support in the form of regular contact from a fully trained volunteer, either by a visit to your home (Sharing Time) or a telephone call (Telephone Befriending). Both are free of charge.

They also provide Day Services (run by staff) and Friendship Clubs (delivered by volunteers). First sessions are free, so you can see if you like it.

They offer various types of other support as well.

Volunteering is another free activity to consider.
There are many benefits, including improving your own mental health, reducing loneliness, meeting new people, keeping active, engaging with community activities, sharing skills or acquiring new skills, making a difference, feeling valued, and gaining confidence. Opportunities with Age UK CAP include:

  • Sharing Time Visitor
  • Telephone Befriender
  • Day Service Support Volunteer
  • Friendship Club Volunteer (also club lead, treasurer, secretary)
  • Volunteer shopper
  • Welfare check contact caller

Contact them to find out more.

Most of Age UK CAP’s activities take place in Day Centres and Friendship Clubs throughout Huntingdonshire. Tea or coffee is offered and a hot meal is usually provided. Games, quizzes, entertainment, speakers and sometimes outings can be a part of the day.

Costs apply for ongoing participation in the centres and clubs. Please contact them for information.

How to contact

Where to go

Ambury Road Huntingdon PE29 1AD

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