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Urmston Community Hub

Main organisation: Age UK Trafford
What is Age UK Trafford?

Age UK Trafford has supported the people of Trafford since 1975, firstly as The Older Peoples Welfare Committee, then as Age Concern Trafford and more recently as Age UK Trafford.  It is an independent local charity that uses its resources only in the Brough of Trafford.  It provides its services across the whole Borough.

Its present services include dementia advice service, mild cognitive impairment support, falls prevention information and classes, general information, and advice for over 50’s, social prescribing, dementia specialist day care, benefits checks and form completion, social activities, a “get connected” project to help older people get online, a home library service, a traders list, a regular free legal surgery onsite and various volunteering opportunities. Within the next two months it will also have a dedicated mental health support resource for over 50’s.

Age UK Trafford is also the West Lead for the VCFSE Collective, which is bringing the voice of the voluntary sector and local people together across Trafford.

Trafford Carers Centre is also on site every Thursday.

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What does the Urmston Community Hub do?

From the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic Age UK Trafford continued to provide all its key services and to act as a community hub for the distribution of food, medication, advice, information and support to the most vulnerable in the community.

As the pandemic moves slowly towards its endemic stage we continue to support our local Food Bank with the distribution of food boxes, to provide information and advice, to carry out benefit checks, to provide information on local activities, and to distribute a household support fund for essential items including fuel top ups.

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Urmston hub opening times:

Monday        9.30am - 4pm

Tuesday        9.30am - 4pm

Wednesday  9.30am - 4pm

Thursday      9.30am - 4pm

Friday           9.30am - 4pm

Urmston hub contact information:

Phone: 0161 746 9754

Address: The Sharples Building 1-3 Church Road, Urmston M41 9EH



Manager: Karen Glendinning

Local partners and supporters:

Trafford Carers Centre, The Toy House, Citizens Advice Trafford, Diabetic Eye Clinic, Stretford Food Bank, Trafford Borough Council, Trafford Assist, Thrive Trafford, Citizens Advice Trafford, Trafford Housing Trust,

Altrincham FC, Sport England, George Carnall Community Hub and many individuals and other partners during the course of our work.

You can contact the Urmston Hub about the following:
  • General information and advice

  • Loneliness/someone to talk to

  • Food bank voucher issuing

  • Emergency financial assistance

  • Digital device loaning

  • Energy top-ups

  • Latest advice on Covid 19

  • Benefits advice

Age UK Trafford can also provide:

Please note: Age UK Trafford provide these services across the whole Borough not just Urmston

  • Benefit checks and form completion for over 50’s

  • Support to carers of people over 50

  • Information and advice

  • Social prescribing

  • Dementia day care

  • Dementia advice and support

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment support

  • Health Bus – health checks for older people

  • Home Library Service

  • Falls Prevention advice and exercise classes

  • Energy Efficiency information

  • Digital support for people over 50

  • Volunteering opportunities including supporting local organisations

  • Charity retail

  • Legal surgery

  • Traders List

  • Residential & Nursing Care Bed Vacancy List

  • Social Activities: including exercise class, afternoon tea, afternoon matinee, weekly online Connect session.

Other information

Age UK Trafford has some rooms available for hire. It also holds public information events from time to time on issues such as Winter Warmth, Energy Efficiency, Electric Blanket Testing, Falls Prevention etc.

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