Care & Repair In Powys’s AGM Highlights A Help Line For Loneliness

Care & Repair in Powys held its Annual General Meeting on 24th July, 2017 and was attended by representatives from Care & Repair Cymru, PAVO, Powys County Council, Whittingham Riddell, as well as Mid-Wales Housing Association. The guest speaker, Linda Yeates from The Silver Line highlighted the excellent help line service that they provide to support older people across the UK. It offers information, friendship and advice, linking callers to local groups and services, protects and supports older people who are suffering abuse and neglect.

Following the meeting, Linda Yeates said: "It was a privilege to attend the Care & Repair in Powys AGM and I am grateful that we had the opportunity to publicise the work of The Silver Line, particularly how we help people who are lonely and in need of support".

Ms. Julie Metcalf, Chair of Care & Repair in Powys said: "The past year has been one of significant change for the Agency, in which its staff and services relocated from Llandrindod Wells to Newtown. Despite the upheaval it was a testiment to the quality and dedication of the staff that the services provided to the residents of Powys continued to develop and improve. I would like to thank Linda from The Silver Line for her touching and enlightening presentation".

During the meeting two new members were appointed to the Board of Management of Care & Repair in Powys: Stewart Davison, who is Head of Business Development with Capita Systems and a Board Member with Shelter Cymru and Gofal and Rhydian Davies, a Welsh speaker who is a Strategic Projects Officer from the Welsh Government. Both of these appointments will provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.

Care & Repair in Powys provides expertise, advice and practical support to older people who need to undertake repairs, renovations or adaptations to their home. It does this to help people remain living at home independently, comfortably, safely and securely.

If a safer home would benefit you, or anyone you know, please get in touch with Care & Repair in Powys on 0300 111 3333 or enquiries@crpowys.co.uk and ask for the Healthy Home Service.

Photograph Caption: Left - Linda Yeates, The Silver Line, Centre - Ms. Julie Metcalf, Chair of Care & Repair in Powys, Right – Ann Griffiths, The Silver Line