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.

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

East Surrey Walkers

This sociable group’s primary aim is to enjoy walking in the countryside, enjoying an interesting variety of scenery.

Website: www.eastsurreywalkers.org.uk

Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

This guide is intended to help you evaluate the living environment for the seniors in your life, so you can create a space that is free from unnecessary fall risks.

Website: Guide to Home Modifications to Prevent Seniors From Falling

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

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

Falls Prevention Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers

For older adults, a fall can trigger a series of events that ultimately result in declining health and a loss of independence. Fortunately, most falls are preventable.

Website: www.acl.gov/FallsPrevention

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

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 Debt: How to Cope with Financial Setbacks Post-Retirement

This guide will address some of the common money challenges seniors face, then provide a series of steps you can take to safeguard your finances and respond to a crisis.

Website: www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/seniors-debt

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