Age UK South Lakeland provides a variety of physical activities throughout the district to help you to stay in the best possible physical health.
Falls Awareness and Risk Assessment Advice
Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it’s a big cause of Hospital Admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications.
Age UK Carlisle Together with Cumbria County Council have launched a new fall prevention campaign ‘Get Up and Go’ to promote simple steps that can be taken to avoid falls and raise awareness of the types of exercise people should be taking to prevent a f
Our free Family Learning courses are a great way to help parents and carers find out more about how to support their child's learning and development, while brushing up on their own English and Maths skills!
First Contact Information and Advice Service
We offer a wide range of quality services, from supporting you to stay independent, safe and warm in your own home to keeping fit and providing extensive social opportunities. Our services are for anyone in South Lakeland who is aged 50 or above.
Friends Exchange Service
Loneliness and isolation are recognised as being detrimental to mental and physical health. Our Friends Exchange Programme helps build social bridges in the community.
Hearing Loss Service
The Hearing support service provides information and advice about hearing loss, NHS hearing aid batteries and basic hearing aid maintenance and demonstration equipment for assisting with hearing loss.
Holistic Compass Assessment
If someone contacts us or is referred to us through a third party for assistance and advice with their permission , we can arrange a home visit by one of our Case Officers to provide face to face support and complete a Compass holistic assessment.
Home Energy Checks & Energy Efficiency Advice
Keeping warm at home is vital for our health and wellbeing, especially for older people with long term health conditions. We provide a range of information to ensure older people are able to stay warm while also being able to afford their energy bills.
Home from Hospital
The Home from Hospital service enables patients who are medically fit for discharge to return home in safe and comfortable manner through the provision of short term practical assistance within their home environment.
Home Support Service
We offer a quality, competitively priced home support service with a person centered approach.
Our aim is to help people maintain their independence in their homes.
We offer to help with a wide range of weekly chores as well as supporting personal an
Housing Options Advice
People find themselves in need of changing their accommodation for many reasons, but this move is not always easy and knowing where to start can be challenging.
Income Maximisation Service
Welfare Benefits often go unclaimed because people do not know they would be eligible. Our Officers complete full benefit checks and provide advice and support through the process, in view to maximising income and reducing financial stress.
Information and Advice / Benefits Advice
We offer a free independent confidential service for those 50 or over who require information and advice around Benefits, Money, Housing, Social Care and Local groups and services.
We have very experienced team of advisers.
Our language courses range from Beginners level up to Improvers, whether you’re wanting to learn something completely new, or refresh your knowledge.
We have lunch clubs running across the whole of the South Lakeland area. You’ll be able to meet up with a group of friends from your local area and enjoy an excellent, freshly cooked meal in a restaurant, hotel or pub.
Lunch Clubs and Day Centres
Age UK Carlisle and Eden’s Day Care and Lunch Clubs offer an all important day out for older people – an opportunity to meet and make new friends, enjoy the company of others and take part in a variety of activities over a two course meal.
Mathematics Learning Support
Do you want to improve your maths skills, and gain a qualification in the process? In Kendal we run both a ‘GCSE Maths’ course, and ‘Functional Skills Maths’ qualifications, from Entry 1 up to Level 2.
Men in Sheds
Men in Sheds is a social initiative where like-minded people can meet to work towards a joint aim of either renovating furniture to be sold in our shops, working with other projects to make new items or even making something for friends and family.