What does it do?
Age UK Hertfordshire's Asian outreach workers can speak many Asian languages. They understand the cultural, social and religious needs of older people living in their local communities.
We have outreach workers in North Herts who offer:
- Information and advice on a variety of issues
- Advocacy services
- Interpretation and translation
- Help to access health and social care services
- Home visits, office appointments and support at our day centres
We also have a Carer Support worker for the Asian Community in Hitchin and Letchworth. See our 'Carer Support' service
See also our Day Centre Services below
Who it is for: for older people in Hertfordshire
Where it is available:Local service covering: Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford, Welwyn Hatfield (Hertfordshire).
How to access or apply for it:
To contact our Asian outreach
workers call: North Herts 01462 420 911
To find out more about our Day Centres
, or to arrange an introductory visit, contact:
- North Herts 01462 420 911
- Welwyn Hatfield 01707 322664
If you are unable to make your own way to the centre then we will arrange transport for you.
Additional information:Day Centre Services
We run day centre services for older people from Asian communities in North Herts and Welwyn Hatfield. We have centres in Hitchin, Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City where a team of friendly, supportive staff and volunteers are on hand to welcome and assist you.
At our centres you can:
- Receive information and help to access other services
- Enjoy a vegetarian Asian meal in the company of new friends
- Participate in traditional activities or try something new
- Celebrate special events
- Relax in comfortable surroundings
- Exercise to music
- Learn new skills
- Go on regular outings
Socialising, Casework, advocacy & support, Information & options appraisal, Companionship /befriending, Activities, Day centres, Housing options appraisal, Advocacy, Information, Lunch clubs, Signposting / gateway service
Info last updated:14/03/2011.