Age Concern Syston

A Guide to Services, We Can Help You
We offer a range of services to people in later life. If you would like advice or are experiencing difficulty, social isolation, loneliness or simply need a listening ear or would like to meet new people, please call into our office where you will be welcomed by our friendly staff and volunteers:
For general information or to book an appointment for our advice service please telephone or call into our office, which is open five mornings a week from 9.00am to 12.30pm.
Advice service (by appointment only)
We offer free confidential information and advice and can help you with Welfare benefits; Housing and Property; Money Matters; Residential and Care; Leisure and Social Activities; Family and personal Matters or any other issues which affect your quality of life.
Our advice service is provided every Thursday morning between 9.00am to 12.30pm. Please call into our office or telephone any weekday morning for an appointment.
Excursions
We offer a range of exciting outings during the year using our minibus which is adapted for disabled use. For all our outings we can arrange to collect and drop off at home for less mobile people.
For anyone who would like to become a member of Age Concern Syston we organise trips to Pub lunches, Garden centres, Museums, Theatre productions, Great Central Railway, Boat trips, Christmas outings or a scenic drive through Bradgate Park.
Coffee morning
Held every Wednesday morning,
between 10.00am to 11.00am at ‘The Hub’ in The Methodist Church Centre.
Anyone is welcome to come and have a chat and meet new friends. We hold raffles, play bingo, which you can join in if you wish. We also arrange talks, demonstrations, and entertainment during the year. You can also find out about our range of services and book a place on our various trips.
Age Concern Syston Groups
Day Care Group 1 and Group 2

For less mobile people we have two Day Care Group’s each meeting two Friday’s per month. Our qualified Day Care Leaders’ arrange a stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities or book a range of outings throughout the year.
Merton Group
Our Merton Group is for people who are housebound and meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our leader organises a range of outings either for a pub lunch or a visit to many other interesting places.
Respite Care Group
Once a month we organise a service for those who are caring for an elderly person. We provide a volunteer for one afternoon a month to sit with the carer’s loved one whilst the carer is taken out with the group.
(Groups funded by Horace A Taylor Trust grant)
All these services could not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. We are always looking for people who feel they really want to help make a difference to the people of Syston and District. If you have any spare time from just a couple of hours per month or more and would like to be involved please telephone or call into our office. We are looking for a variety of people to help with the following:
Trustees: To be involved with joint decision making of how we conduct our services.
Minibus Drivers: To drive our disabled minibus for one of our groups, various community groups who hire our minibus or for one of our outings.
Escorts: To help a person who has mobility problems to continue going on our outings.
Carers: to help with our sitting service in connection with our Respite Care Group or to assist our Day Care or Merton Group leaders.
Tea Volunteers: To help with serving at our weekly coffee mornings.
If you would like further information on any of our services or would like to enquire about joining one of our groups, become a member of Age Concern Syston, or feel that you would like to become more involved as a volunteer, please give us a call or pop into the office. We would love to hear from you.
For more information please contact us at: Age Concern Syston, The Methodist Church Centre, High Street, Syston. LE71GP
Tel: 0116 260 1476
Email: [email protected]
Advice funded by Charnwood Borough Council Community Development and Engagement Grant