Kingsbridge Age Concern

Background 

Kingsbridge Age Concern (KBAC) is a charitable organisation which promotes the health and wellbeing of senior citizens residing within Kingsbridge and the surrounding areas.  We provide an active social and wellbeing service for anyone over the age of 55 (and the families or carers who support them) offering a range of services, support, and community group meetings throughout the year.

Sit-down meals

We serve 3-course lunches at the Age Concern Centre dining room Monday to Friday (served at 12.30pm) and offer Saturday morning breakfasts between 10am and 1pm. 

Both lunch and breakfast must now be booked at least a day in advance, and we currently accept card payments only.  We do have a KBAC card scheme in place for clients who do not have bank cards (many of our customers only use cash).

Meals-on-wheels

We provide a 2-course meal delivery service between 12pm and 1.30pm Monday to Friday.  We currently deliver to clients in and around Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Malborough, Thurlestone, South Milton, Churchstow, West Alvington, West Charleton, East Charleton, Frogmore, Chillington and Stokenham.

Home Support Service

We have recently established a home support service which offers a range of support in the following areas:

·        Wellbeing Support 

(For example: carer respite/dog walking, short outings, socialisation, digital inclusion, telephone befriending, companionship)

·        Household Support

(For example: Light cleaning, changing and/or washing bedding, light meal preparation, changing lightbulbs, moving furniture etc)

·        Outdoor Support

(For example: Weeding, lawn mowing, hedge trimming, checking metres / oil tanks etc)

·        Administrative Support

(For example: Help with form filling, filing, signposting)

Other services

Our other regular services include:

  • Monday Music sessions
  • Advice and Signposting
  • Kingsbridge Memory Cafe (Alzheimer’s Group)
  • Devon Sensory Outreach Service
  • Quay Quilters Group
  • Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community
  • Complementary Therapies
     

As Covid restrictions continue to ease, our regular groups and services will hopefully be back to their normal schedule – details will be available on our website.

Service access criteria: Anyone over the age of 55 (and the families or carers who support them)
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Key words - separate with a comma: Kingsbridge, health and wellbeing, elderly, support, meals on wheels, social, sit down meals

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