The Village Agent service reaches out to older people in rural areas. The service is funded by Hampshire County Council and provides information to people over the age of 50 on a variety of services that help them to live independently in their own homes for longer.
The project co-ordinator said: “Village Agents are respected volunteers who operate in rural areas of the county identified by Age Concern Hampshire and Hampshire County Council where there are older people who might need information and support.
The Village Agents for Northney and Hayling are Ken & Cathy; their voluntary role is not to compete against other agencies already in place, but to signpost where there is a need. Village Agents have lots of resources and contacts and have undergone training with Age Concern Hampshire. They have also received training from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and are able to offer free basic home fire safety checks for older people.”
Cathy and Ken are busy making as many contacts as possible to reach older people who may be isolated and in need of support. To contact the Village Agent for Northney and Hayling call on 07851 770716.
For general help and advice and to find out more about Age Concern Hampshire services call Freephone 0800 328 7154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org