Age UK charity in Peterborough moves to new office
The independent charity, which works with and for seniors across the county, will be relocated from The Lindens Lincoln Road to Pinnacle House in Newark Road in late September.
The association’s county headquarters also recently moved to Chatteris. After spending 25 years at 2 Victoria Street, he has now moved just across the A142 to the South Fens Business Center on Fenton Way.
Melanie Wicklen, CEO of Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough said: âBoth measures will support the delivery and profitability of our operations. Our premises were aging, in need of work or modernization to make them suitable for our constantly evolving service delivery.
âDuring the pandemic, we have adapted to a new way of working and many of our employees are now at home or in the community, which has been made possible by the transformation of our IT infrastructure, which has shifted entirely to cloud-based systems.
âCore staff and volunteers will work from offices with desks and meeting rooms for visiting colleagues. In the meantime, our Chatteris property continues to be marketed.
âThe moves are professionally managed, ensuring that the services and support we provide to seniors are not affected in any way.
âNow is a perfect opportunity to thank all of our colleagues, staff, volunteers and board members for their support during these important changes for our organization.
“We are now looking forward to continuing to expand and develop the services we provide to the elderly and for the elderly in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, which promote physical, practical, emotional and mental well-being.”
AGEUKCAP offers many services, employs more than 140 people and relies on nearly 500 volunteers. They currently need more volunteers for their telephone friendship service, which was launched in response to the increased isolation and loneliness older people have experienced during the closures. The service has been in high demand and the association is looking for people who are patient, empathetic and willing to make a phone call to chat once a week for about half an hour. Befrienders are supported and mapped to a service user. Anyone interested should contact [emailÂ protected] or visit www.ageukcap.org.uk.