Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland to open new Information Centre at Leicester Royal Infirmary
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland has officially opened a new Information Centre, in June 2014. The centre aims to provide older patients, their carers, friends, family members and staff with information on the range of support services that are available, including details of benefits, care services, housing options, support for carers, local provision and residential care.
It is hoped that the Centre will assist older people to find out what help is available and make it easier for them to access local services and support.
Mr Anthony Donovan, Executive Director of Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to open an Information Centre within the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
“This important development will help us improve older people’s awareness of the range of support, benefits and activities available to them, not just from Age UK but from other organisations.
The initiative is the result of a close links between Leicester’s Hospitals and Age UK. Having worked together on campaigns such as ‘Make Someone’s Christmas Special’, where the public are invited to donate Christmas gifts for older people staying at Leicester’s Hospitals over Christmas.
Mr Donovan added: “We have felt for a long time that the hospital is the ideal setting for people to access information on services that will help older people remain independent. It will also give carers and staff access to the information they need to support them in their caring role. Everyone at Age UK is really excited by this excellent new service and really looking forward to working more closely with staff throughout UHL.”
The new Age UK Information Centre is open to visitors, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.