Older People's Services

COVID-19 remote monitoring support for older people with mental ill-health and their carers

The TIHM Monitoring Service is a new, free NHS service that is remotely monitoring the health of older people with mental ill-health and their carers during Covid-19.

The service, which is currently accepting referrals, is free of charge and available to people of any age diagnosed with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and people aged 65 and over who have a diagnosis of depression and/or anxiety.

View our TIHM Monitoring Page for more information.

Community transport

If you have difficulty using public transport, or you just need some support to get out and about, there are a variety of community transport schemes in Surrey that can help including Dial-a-Ride services, along with Good Neighbour schemes which can offer scheduled services or door-to-door transport, e.g. to supermarkets and doctors surgeries.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/communitytransport

Help with meals

If you are struggling to prepare meals for yourself, or having trouble getting to the supermarket, there are companies which can deliver hot or frozen meals to your door and supermarkets which will make deliveries.

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/staying-independent/meals

Care in Shepperton

Care in Shepperton is a group of local volunteers which offers ‘Good Neighbour’ help to those who may need assistance.

Telephone: 01932 254604

Website: www.care-in-shepperton.org.uk

Intensive Support for Dementia

The Intensive Support Team for Older People delivers high quality, specialist assessments and interventions to people with dementia whose behaviour significantly challenges themselves and / or others.

Telephone: 01932 587032

Website: www.sabp.nhs.uk

Purple Angel Ambassadors

Purple Angel Ambassadors are a small group of local volunteers who make a positive difference to the quality of life of people living with dementia and also their carers and families.

Telephone: 07895 787579

Website: www.spelthorne-dementia-support.org.uk

Email: info@spelthorne-dementia-support.org.uk

Self-help techniques and local support for older people

There’s a range of information, support and resources specifically targeting older people, which you do not have to speak with your GP about to access. Please visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out about self-help resources available in your local community.

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Action for Carers Surrey

Action for Carers Surrey provides free, independent information, advice and support to carers of all ages across Surrey.

Telephone: 0303 040 1234

Website: www.actionforcarers.org.uk

Email: carersupport@actionforcarers.org.uk

Staying Independent

If you are struggling with everyday tasks, then simple equipment, practical aids, new technology or small changes to your home can make the difference between living independently and needing someone to help you or it can make caring for someone easier.

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/staying-independent

Age UK Surrey

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Free, confidential advice is available on the phone, along with help at home and affordable counselling.

Facebook:@AgeUKSurrey

Twitter:@AgeUKSurrey

Telephone: 01483 503414

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Covid Resources for Seniors

The National Council on Aging has provided resources and advice on a variety of topics such as food, paying your bills, distress and more.

Website: www.ncoa.org

Fall Prevention

If you have a senior loved one under your roof or living independently nearby, you probably find yourself wondering what you can do to keep them safer. Of all of the risks seniors face, falling is one of the worst. Please view a few resources on how to avoid this:

Legal Guide for Seniors

Just Great Lawyers has provided information and advice on things to consider when getting legal affairs in order.

Website: www.justgreatlawyers.com

Reengage

A free service for anyone over-75 who lives alone and feels they could do with a friendly phone call every week or two. To be eligible for a call companion you should be aged 75 or over, living alone or in sheltered housing and have difficulty getting out in normal times.

Website: Reengage

Seniors and Financial Hardship

Retirement is supposed to be a time to relax, enjoy simple pleasures, and perhaps check items off your bucket list, like traveling to faraway places. Unfortunately, that worry-free scenario is increasingly rare. Annuity Payment Freedom has provided information and advice on how to manage this.

Website: www.annuityfreedom.net

Surrey Information Point for Older People

Groups and workshops specialising in services for older people in your local area.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/older-people