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1 Improving Later Life in South Tyneside

2 Background

3 Older Peoples Needs South Tyneside has a population of 148,200, with 27, 246 over 65’s and 3,600 over 85’s living in South Tyneside in 2001 Over 65’s population in South Tyneside has increased from 17.8% to 18.2% population in 2011 Estimated 32,300 over 65’s living in South Tyneside by 2021. Higher proportion of older people than other areas across UK 11.3% unpaid carers living in South Tyneside – many carers experience poor emotional and physical health 24% population reported having limiting long-term illness compared to 18% across UK Increase in number of older people diagnosed with dementia to 1100 people Rate of emergency hospital admissions has risen during last two years and is higher than national average Increase in isolation leading to malnutrition and health problems Higher proportion of people suffering from respiratory illness, stroke, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

4 Older People’s Needs Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2011 recommendations: Tackle social isolation amongst older people by providing social and educational opportunities is priority Identifying older people at risk of social isolation to reduce risks through volunteering and community mentoring Provide sufficient and appropriate opportunities for older people to begin and maintain physical activity Falls prevention promotion to identified those at risk of falling Improved support for carers including emergency breaks, advocacy and flexible long term support.

5 Mission and Values Promote the wellbeing of all older people to make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We support local communities. We provide practical services to help people to stay independent at home. We create local opportunities for people to have fun and stay well. We deliver trusted information and advice to thousands of people. We campaign for change and public affairs. We carry out vital research, investing in solutions for later life that will improve ill health and boost quality of life.

6 Services Information and advice Money advice service Health trainer Active ageing activities Home support service Digital inclusion Befriending service Home from hospital service Falls prevention Handypersons End of life support service Time 4 U (carers support) Insurance products and services Volunteering opportunities Age UK South Tyneside provide a wide range of services to support older people including:

7 With community support we have… Supported an average of 10,000 older people in South Tyneside to improve later life every year Supported 6583 people with information and advice last year Assisted older people to claim over £1 million in benefits and income to alleviate poverty and provide vital support last year Supported 5758 older people with preventative services including Falls Prevention, Home from Hospital, Home Support and End of Life Care. Educated 1092 individuals about the benefits of modern technology and going online Delivered health related activities to 8,255 older people Over 17,400 older people attended our events including South Tyneside’s Older People’s Festival Assisted 145 volunteers to deliver services in the community

8 Why Support Age UK South Tyneside? Companies are becoming increasingly aware of their commercial and social responsibilities. Involvement in charity is becoming a vital part of corporate key aims. Affinity marketing can have a positive impact on your business. Partnerships with a well-known established charity can help you to invest in your employees and customers to achieve key targets and performance. Partnerships and sponsorship can raise profile of your organisation, products and services.

9 How we can help you?

10 How can you support us? Fundraising Employee Fundraising Employer Matched Giving and Payroll Giving Charity of the Year Promotional Partnerships Volunteering Events/Projects Sponsorship and Corporate Challenges

11 For further information contact… Victoria Dunn Marketing and Fundraising Manager Age UK South Tyneside 29 Beach Road, South Shields Tyne and Wear NE33 2QU 0191 456 6903

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