RIPPONDEN: Nearly Neighbours project

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees have secured funding to deliver a Nearly Neighbours project in Ripponden over the next year and Julie Taylor their Domestic Services Assessor will be managing it.

The aims are to

  • Identify and support older people living in Ripponden
  • Support people to feel more safe and secure in their own communities
  • To help reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Raise awareness and share information on the services available to people in this community

Julie says “I will be working in this area one day a week, making links with local groups and local people to help meet all the outcomes above. I am available to visit/ attend any groups in this area so all input/ suggestions from my colleagues is welcome.

In Ripponden I am available to –

  • Provide home visits to clients in the area
  • Signpost and refer to internal and external services
  • Pass on information
  • Deliver talks to groups about the project
  • Create LIFEBOOKS with clients in these areas

I am also working in partnership with a local café to help provide a Christmas lunch for 16 people. Totally free. Transport will be provided. If you are aware of ANY clients in this area please pass on their information so that I can let them know about this and any additional services that may be available to them.”

Julie Taylor
Domestic Services Assessor
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees
12 New Street
Huddersfield HD1 2AR
Tel: 01422 262022