Our ElderLink project provides lunch clubs and a home & hospital visiting service to more than 200 isolated and vulnerable elderly people in east Birmingham, bringing them important contact, support and friendship. All new clients receive home assessments and ElderLink staff liaises closely with Social Services, health providers and other agencies in the elderly care field to ensure the best provision of service. Through practical and emotional support in a safe and caring environment, ElderLink offers the opportunity for substantial improvement in the circumstances and purpose of elderly people.
11am to 3pm, with lunch at 1pm
The clubs include a short exercise programme before lunch, fortnightly Christian services, quizzes, slide shows, speakers and crafts. Outings are sometimes organised.
Transport to lunch clubs can be provided in ElderLink’s wheelchair-accessible bus.
Lunch is a two-course meal cooked from fresh ingredients, for example, steak & kidney pie, potatoes and mixed veg followed by pancakes with sugar and lemon. We cater for special dietary needs.
Cost: £6, including food, transport and activities
Each client is given their own visitor who will devote time and attention to them personally, visiting at home or in hospital at least once a month. This service aims to offer companionship and a listening ear to our shut-in clients. Many of our visitors are trained volunteers. This service is free of charge and covers Acocks Green, Yardley, Hay Mills, Sheldon, Hodge Hill and Shard End.
Get in touch
If you or someone you know would benefit from our help, please contact us at the ElderLink Centre. We will then make an appointment to visit the elderly person in their home to talk through their needs and decide how we can best help.
126 Arden Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6AG
Telephone: 0121 707 9422
Hodge Hill Gospel Church
53 Bucklands End Lane, Hodge Hill, Birmingham B34 6DB
Telephone: 0121 749 7951