Older People's Services

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

Music for Dementia Radio

We believe in the power of music for people living with dementia and those who care for them. 

M4D radio is part of the Music for Dementia campaign to make music available to everyone living with dementia. Our ambition is to make music freely available and a part of everyone’s care plan.

We are developing the content with our listeners to make sure it’s what you want and need. The themed shows and era-specific stations are a result of careful collaboration with our close partners.

Website: www.m4dradio.com

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

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.

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Email: helpline@dementiauk.org

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

Good SAM – request for volunteer

You will be able to select the type of support needed and the frequency of that support. Once complete, the request will be submitted and the referrer will be sent an email asking to confirm the request. Once confirmed, the referral will go into a matching process and volunteers who are ‘on duty’ will be able to accept requests.

Website: www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral

Housing Care

Advocacy services in Woking.

Website: www.housingcare.org

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

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