Older people support services
Supporting people aged 50+, who are vulnerable and / or mildly frail. By elderly vulnerable we mean people who are not dependent on others for daily help, but whose symptoms often limit activities. Mildly frail people are those whose symptoms impair activities such as shopping and walking outside alone, meal preparation and housework.
This service provides practical, emotional and planning support that promotes independence and prevents deterioration of conditions, and helps elderly frail people feel supported to maintain their independence and improve their wellbeing.
- Information and advice with issues like housing succession, power of attorney, will making and other such issues
- Emotional support via befrienders, support groups, social activities, friendship hubs and leisure activities
- Trained volunteers are available to accompany you to hospital appointments
- Help with emergency support planning
- Social activities such as peer support groups, friendship hubs, and leisure activities
- Support with accessing palliative care, signposting service users to and liaising with specialist providers such as St Christopher’s Hospice
- Handyperson services, 5 days a week from 9am-5pm to do minor home adaptions post hospital discharge. The service is available via health/social care practitioner's referral only.
- Take home from hospital and settle service which is available via health/social care practitioner's referral only.
- Sitting service for the first 24 hours post hospital discharge. If required, this service can also provide up to six weeks low level intervention including befriending, shopping and assistance with collecting prescriptions. The service is available via health/social care practitioner's referral only.
We also promote awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by elderly frail people through training and engagement with local health and social care professionals and related professions.