Welcome to Age Cymru Powys. We want everyone to be able to love later life.
We are your local independent charity providing information, advice and support for older people in Powys for many years (formerly Age Concern Powys).
Each year we help around 2,000 older Powys residents with over 3,000 issues. One of them could be you, a friend or a relative.
We want everyone to be able to love later life.
We help Powys residents aged 50+ through our services including: free and confidential Information and Advice Service for older people and their families and carers; projects combating loneliness; Connected Generation; Simply Nails toenail-cutting; free Benefit Checks; Winter Warmth programmes; specialist services dedicated for Veterans; awareness-raising talks for professionals and community groups; specialist services dedicated to the Powys farming community; and Check in & Chat Telephone Friendship.
We support older people locally by holding outreach surgeries across Powys to ensure that we reach those in rural farming communities.
We also visit older people at home, in hospitals and in care homes; wherever we are needed. Together… with people over 50 in Powys.Why the community needs us
We help older people with many issues such as loneliness, care provision, applying for benefits, help with form-filling (e.g. disabled parking badges) and money worries.
Every year we successfully support older local Powys residents with complex life-changing decisions to ensure their voice is heard and they remain safe.
We also help the family, carers and friends of older Powys residents. Our services are much-needed and we are often the first place people come to, to get the help they need.Could you gift £5 to support a local older person this Winter?
Please visit our Appeal Page to find out more about 'A Present from Powys
We want older people in Powys to know that our Powys community cares for them – your support will enable us to recruit, train and support more lovely volunteers to call local older people once a week to help them through these challenging times.A present of £5 towards our Check in & Chat service will help to make sure that older Powys people who are lonely and isolated can have a regular call this Winter from one of our lovely volunteers.Our impact on the community
Last year we secured over £1 million of unclaimed benefits payments for older Powys residents!
Benefits advice is a much-needed service to help prevent older people in Powys living in poverty.
Our Simply Nails service has 9 Powys clinics for older people who struggle to cut their toenails; last year we cut 8,990 toenails!
Our Connected Generation and Check in & Chat Telephone Friendship projects combat loneliness and increase wellbeing for many local older Powys residents.
We are here for you.
Age Cymru Powys relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in our local community. Would you like to join our friendly team?