MEET KGH'S GOVERNORS: Age UK Northamptonshire can help alleviate some of the pressures caused by Covid-19, says governor

"The reality is some families will not have the time, skills or inclination to deliver the help needed"

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 2:00 pm

One of KGH's governors says Age UK Northamptonshire can help alleviate some of the pressures caused by Covid-19.

The governors at KGH have teamed up with the Northants Telegraph to give our readers an insight into their role and the work they do.

Sue Watts, business development director for Age UK Northamptonshire and nominated Governor at KGH, has written the latest in a series of pieces about the governors which we will be bringing to you in the coming weeks.

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Her third article in recent weeks is about Age UK Northamptonshire.

Sue told the Northants Telegraph: "We are in very different times and all of us are going to have to adjust to the new world in which we find ourselves.

"For some, and particularly those who are vulnerable, that is not going to be easy.

"The reality is some families will not have the time, skills or inclination to deliver the help needed.

"Now more than ever there is a need for support agencies such as Age UK Northamptonshire who can help alleviate some of the pressures brought about by Covid-19.

"Age UK Northamptonshire already has a range of existing services providing all the practical help required to enable those more vulnerable to continue living in their own home rather than go into a care home.

"To help us in adapting our existing services or developing new services, we would be grateful if you, as an older person, or as a family member or friend could spend a few minutes completing our survey online here."

To request a paper copy of the survey contact Age UK Northamptonshire, The William and Patricia Venton Centre, York Road, Northampton, NN1 5QJ.

You can also call 01604 611200 or email [email protected]

To read the previous piece from Sue about Age UK Northamptonshire, click here.

And if you have a question for the KGH governors, email it to [email protected]