On Wednesday 28th March 2017, Matthew from our Rock Ferry branch joined forces with Age UK Wirral to take part in the Great Wirral Door Knock.
Staff and volunteers from various community groups and organisations visited houses to get to know people in Rock Ferry and find ways to eliminate loneliness and isolation.
Sadly, there are many older people in our communities who do not have company and tell Age UK Wirral that the only voice they hear all day comes from their television set. But loneliness is not an inevitable part of growing old, and Age UK Wirral are determined to prevent it ruining so many lives.
The Great Wirral Door Knock 25 - 27 March
On the doorstep
Since September last year, Age UK Wirral have led a partnership initiative. They aim to knock out loneliness and isolation from our communities on the door step.
Alongside staff and volunteers from Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Wirral Council, local Councillors, and community groups, they have conducted a three day door initiative in Millpark, Eastham and the Woodchurch estate, areas identified as places where people are more at risk of isolation. The Door Knock volunteers knocked on over 1000 doors in each area and asked
“What is good about your area?
What else do you think there should be for older people?”
Swettenham Chemists as an AGE UK Wirral partner organisation look forward to being involved with future Great Wirral Door Knocks and lending our support.