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Age Concern Here for you

Age Concern Southport has its headquarters near to the town centre in Tulketh Street and for the last 40 years we have been providing high quality services to local older people. Our core services are Information and Advice - where staff and volunteers handle telephone and face to face enquiries from almost 3,000 people a year across a broad spectrum of topics - Counselling, Bereavement and Loss Services and Active Ageing/Social Activity groups. In June this year, Age Concern Southport began a trading operation and we now offer a range of insurance services tailored to and designed with older people in mind. Many people living in and around Southport have an Age Concern insurance policy, whether it’s travel insurance, home contents insurance, motor insurance or a pre-paid funeral plan. A lot of people prefer to transact their business with a person rather than a call centre, so we now open our insurance office in Tulketh Street every Tuesday between 10 am and 2 pm. Every penny of profit we make from trading is paid back into the charity and this helps to fund existing work and develop new services for local older people. One of our newest services is Equity Release. In the centre pages of this Care Guide you will see an advert for Age Concern Liverpool’s Equity Release Service and would probably wonder what they are doing advertising in a Southport publication. Age Concern Liverpool and Age Concern Southport made the decision to join forces and 54

formally merged in 2008, providing additional security for both agencies and allowing us to enjoy some of the financial benefits of being a bigger organisation. Whilst our combined forces now mean that we cover all of Liverpool and most of Sefton’s area, we know how important local services are to the people who use them and we have committed to retaining this local focus for Southport residents. We can’t achieve all this without practical support from our team of Volunteers, and we’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank them for their support, enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment without which we would not be able to provide anything like the range of services we do. We are always on the lookout for more help though, so if you have some time to spare then we’d be delighted to hear from you and let you know what opportunities are available. As an Age Concern Volunteer you’d not only be part of a great team, we’d support you with training and reimburse any expenses incurred. Finally, sincerest thanks to people and organisations who have chosen to make financial donations to us, helped us to raise funds or who have decided to leave us a legacy, their generosity is helping us to make real improvements to the quality of life of older people. To find out more about Age Concern Southport’s services call us on – (01704) 542993 or call into our Tulketh Street of fice between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. Monday – Friday.  MY CARE GUIDE

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