Home care services launches in upper Dales

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A new home care service is being launched in the Dales.

The service is being run by the Upper Dales Community Partnership through their A Good Life project.

The service will offer practical support for day-to-day domestic tasks that support people help them remain independent at home.

UDCP general manger Abbie Rhodes said: “It could also be support for you after a hospital stay while you get back on your feet.

“This might include cleaning, making/changing beds, doing the washing up, doing the laundry, hoovering, gardening, changing light bulbs etc.”

Volunteers are being sought to help with the service.

More details of the service and volunteering opportunities are available at a volunteer day on Tuesday, December 5 between 10am and 2pm in the Community Hub at Hawes Market House.

The A Good Life project now runs a three-day a week community hub within the Market Hall in Hawes.

The hub is a warm, safe place to go and is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am to 3pm.

On the first Monday of the month Carers Plus, Citizens Advice and MIND attend to help with free advice.

The scheme also runs an open pantry to provide food support not only within the hub but also at Dalesplay in Hawes, St Oswald’s in Askrigg and St Matthew’s in Leyburn. If you are struggling with food costs but nervous or unsure how to access these services, please get in touch with project manager, Julie Greenslade, who will be able to help.

Everything is dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Her email is julie@udcp.co.uk  or phone 07817 711227.

UDCP has also been awarded the Carer’s Break service contract for the Upper Dales area in October.

If you care for someone but need help to look after them while you go to your own medical appointments, or need to go shopping or simply to get out of the house for a couple of hours, the service can offer support by providing someone to sit with your loved one while you do what you need to do.

This service is free and all volunteers are DBS checked.

Please contact Julie on the above details if you would like to know more.

Visit https://udcp.co.uk/ for more information on these services.

1 Comment

  1. Why are these services made out to be new? I worked for the past home help service in Richmondshire which did help in the home and support AND remember meals on wheels run for those who needed a cooked meal??

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