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; awareness-raising talks for professionals and community groups; and Call in Time 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.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 10 Powys clinics for older people who struggle to cut their toenails; last year we cut 8,990 toenails! Our Connected Generation and Call in Time 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?